The Future of Space as the Past of America

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The Future of Space as the Past of America

Postby MichaelMcAfee » Fri Jun 19, 2015 5:13 pm

For perfectly understandable reasons, many American science fiction writers have viewed the future of space colonization to be analogous to the colonization of America, often to make a point about a current political situation (most notably during the Cold War era). But how far can the metaphor stretch? For example, when does a Monroe Doctrine make sense in a space opera? How about Manifest Destiny in relation to alien species? Would a Bill of Rights develop for any kind of intelligent species?
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