That forceful move to front and center was pure gold for impressing his American backers, a really manly move accompanied by his patented smug look and Mussolini stance. He is always such a cartoon of himself, a child’s idea of what a great leader should look like.

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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