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Submitted by Rasha Rasul-Taus (United Kingdom), Oct 15, 2004 at 20:56

It\'s a universal disease and yes, much of it is envy. It is human nature to resent success in another. But far more deeply do humans begrudge in others innate goodness,decency or real talent. We tend to dislike those we perceive ourselves beholden to, especially so where the generosity is tacit and truly selfless.In respect to the Islamic World or failed post-colonial LSE alumni-run `republics\', the US is hated for being the supreme "Idolator" and top Western honcho respectively.

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