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Submitted by Jaime Eisen (United States), Oct 12, 2004 at 12:32

Success always generates envy in those less successful. Criticizing America instead of emulating it is a very common malady. This is similar to other situations in history. One percent of the population -- (500,000 Jews among 55,000,000 Germans) -- received 30% (11 out of 36) Nobel prizes. Instead of considering this an asset to their country, their envy resulted in one of the worst mass murders in history...
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