So, there's a new biography of an angry, cocky, explosive political figure who for all his seemingly disgusting characteristics was amazingly popular even with those who would normally not agree with him.
[He] "found it impossible to debate any issue. He would state his views and then lose his temper if he was systematically questioned or criticized," and was "the least likely person in the world to change his mind on any issue he thought was important." [He] specialized in "screams, tantrums, rapid changes of mood, sulks."
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