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The reformers’ main trouble is a blind spot when it comes to simple pragmatism. They know how to save the world, to save mankind from destruction, to save ten dollars a week against a rainy day. What they lack is actual experience. No man can expect to know how hard it is to save money when he’s never had to fight like the devil to get his hands on a dime.
That’s why Miguel wasn’t impressed by all the fine talk this bigshot gringo was handing out. Anybody can swear off water when he’s not dry as an old bone. Sort of “He laughs at scars who never felt a wound.” But Miguel was no idiot. He knew you can’t argue with a man who intends to kill you, if necessary, to save your life!--intro. [Suggest a different description.]
Author Bio for Kuttner, Henry
Henry Kuttner USA (1914 - 1958) Husband of C L Moore
aka Keith Hammond, Lawrence O'Donnell, Lewis Padgett
Henry Kuttner was alone and in collaboration with his wife, the great science fiction and fantasy writer C.L. Moore, one of the four or five most important writers of the 1940's, the writer whose work went furthest in its sociological and psychological insight, to making science fiction a human as well as technological literature. He was an important influence upon every contemporary and every science fiction writer who succeeded him. In the early 1940's and under many pseudonyms, Kuttner and Moore published very widely through the range of the science fiction and fantasy pulp markets.--goodreads.com.
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