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As usual, John Holt is able to put this in a way that is succinct, vivid, and compelling.
Yet in this case I think we can improve upon his phrasing here. The POW may submit to superior force while nevertheless being alert for the opportunity to escape from his captors. The real soul destroying act here is "identifying with the aggressor" - which is exactly what many who have accepted the judgement of the School, including those whom it has defined as succeses, have done.
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