Many have compared Donald Trump to Silvio Berlusconi. See Rula Jebreal, Frank Bruni, Beppe Severgnini, Christian Koppff, Beatrice Faleri.

Before becoming a pundit in the US, Jebreal used to be a rather softspoken and thoughtful Italian anchorwoman. Severgnini is a star of Italian journalism. I found, however, that Koppff – in spite of some flirtation with conspiracy theory – was the one who wrote the more interesting piece.

I did one myself, on CapX. I’ve never voted for Berlusconi in a national election, but neither was I a professional Berlusconi-basher. I hope that comes out in the piece.