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Postre: Politics: Wealth, Power and Rep. Sam Johnson (Alain de Benoist, France, 02/24/10 2:09 am)
Alain de Benoist writes:
Randy Black (23 February) is right: while not particularly wealthy, Sam Johnson is certainly the richest of man in town due to the popularity he got from his terrible fate in the Hanoi Hilton. Conversely, many wealthy people could be, in that sense, rightly described as extremely poor. This could be also generalized to Western civilization today: materially very wealthy, spiritually very poor.
Many French soldiers endured the same tortures in the Viet-minh jails and camps during the Indochina war.