It is hard not to be fascinated by the food choices of political monsters, an area of learning where we can match our enthusiasms and dislikes, against people whom we otherwise take to be not-quite-human. Their culinary foibles are now revealed in Dictators' Dinners: A Bad Taste Guide to Entertaining Tyrants, a part-history, part cookbook digest (pun intended) of the favourite dishes and top snacks of 20th-century autocrats.
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