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‘A Tiny Bit of a Man’: Evelyn Waugh’s Anticipation of Donald Trump

More than 70 years ago, while on leave from the Royal Marines, Evelyn Waugh penned a portrait of a buccaneering moneyman with political ambitions and a hollow interior, a sketch that rings loud bells of familiarity in today’s presidential campaign.