The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress - Book 1, Chapter 9 Summary & Analysis

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Book 1, Chapter 9 Summary

There are many details of revolution to attend to without being detected. Things must get bad enough in Luna for Loonies to unite in revolt. They hate Warden and cheat the Authority, but are not yet willing to fight and die. They feel attached to native lands (France, Germany, Russia) rather than to Luna, "The Rock," their place of exile. Knott is political for personal reasons, Prof despises authority intellectually, Mike is bored and playing the "only game in town," and Davis, being Luna-born and despising "earthworms," has the most "patriotism," which is not, unlike beer, betting, women, and work, essential to survival. Prof sets them straight: concentrate on getting people to hate—this is easier than getting them to love.

Security Chief Alvarez is easy to hate. He replaces the nine dead "finks" with 90 elite convict troops, crack "Peace...

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