2004-03-02 10:19 pm (UTC)
... is perhaps a better term, but what does that mean other than a prejudice that one’s opinion is better than others’?
And yeah, I couldn’t bring myself to read much more after he started going off on Calvinist philosophy (which I think was in the 2nd book in the Ender series, but whatever).
Later, I realized that so many geeks and nerds lionized him because he sketched out their favorite fantasy: the nerdy, unwanted underdog saves the day. The same theme is a big part of why The Matrix and even Star Wars are such recurrent geek favorites.