Stories from 1987:

A lesson in CIA tactics

Published December 1987.

The Guardian, December 1987 Outside the night school in the centre of Washington DC, the sign on the wall advertised the evening’s classes: in one room, Arts and Crafts; in the other, Covert Operations. Seven dollars for either course. I paid my money and took my first step towards joining the Central Intelligence Agency. Inside […]

Ducking and diving with Donald Trump

Published December 1987.

Sunday Times Magazine December 1987 In New York at the moment, Donald Trump is hot: he’s rich; he’s sexy; he’s everywhere. He is the weirdest, wildest story in town. He’s putting up the world’s tallest building; he’s making a killing on Wall Street; he’s calling Ed Koch a moron. They say he’ll be the next […]

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