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The Moon is a Harsh Mistress Chapter 22

By Robert Heinlein

Chapter 22

  • The embargo goes into effect. Grain is still purchased but nothing is sent earthside, and the Loonies prepare for war.
  • Mannie tries on his new job as Minister of Defense and sets his mind to what he knows he can do.
  • Prof discovers some members of Congress are actually creating subcommittees and doing stuff. What?
  • He goes before the new Congress and speaks, asking them to not do the same-old, same-old but to try something new.
  • Ever one to soapbox, he also talks toward the dangers taxes hold for government.
  • Stu jokes that he's happy Prof wants to step down as President because he wants to nominate him for king.