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Salman Rushdie gave a public interview at the New York Public Library last night. His latest book, The Golden House, has been getting a lot of attention — not just because he’s Salman Rushdie, but also because the book contains, as a minor character, a buffoonish demagogue of a presidential candidate whose actions, words, and followers bear some similarity to those of Donald Trump (though in the book he is described as resembling the Joker from Batman).
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