It is call egocentrism, a characteristic central to the survival of all living creatures. Of course in the case of many like Trump it can get way out of hand, the Donald plastering his name on everything he can. But I doubt that in the worst of your own exanmples they went very far over any meaningful line.

Jim Ridgway, Jr. military writer — author of the American Civil War classic, “Apprentice Killers: The War of Lincoln and Davis.” Christmas gift, yes!

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