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Re: Prince Bernhard's Nazi membership card found
Edited by StevenL on 7/10/2023, 17:27:27
We are all a mix of good and evil, but public figures and persons elevated to “positions of trust” are naturally expected to maintain higher standards. It is easier for people who misbehave in the first half of a long life to eventually recover their reputation and good name if they go on to become respectable and honorable people in later life. All of these men did some good, but the shadows that loom over the legacies of Bernhard, Vittorio Emanuele, and Juan Carlos are chiefly due to serious wrong-doings committed in the latter years of their lives-- not the mistakes and follies of their younger days.