Featuring History of Mystery/Detective Fiction and Other Literary Ramblings of Elizabeth Foxwell
Tuesday, March 25, 2014
Heinlein on decency.
In an August 1952 episode of the Edward R. Murrow program This I Believe, sci-fi author Robert Heinlein spoke about his faith in the goodness of his neighbors and others. Said Heinlein, "Our headlines are splashed with crime. Yet for every criminal, there are
ten thousand honest, decent, kindly men. . . . Decency
is not news. It is buried in the obituaries, but it is a force stronger