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What’s it like to be the kid of a dictator? This is the subject of Jay Nordlinger’s new book, Children of Monsters: An Inquiry into the Sons and Daughters of Dictators.
In a 10-minute conversation with The Bookmonger, Nordlinger describes a rogue’s gallery of bad men — and how their kids turned out. He describes sons and daughters who became monsters themselves as well as sons and daughters who led admirable lives. There seems to be no rule of thumb. But there are stories, lots of them, and Jay shares a few good ones.