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a typical American millionaire’.2 In the fall, he returned to Indiana University to complete his law degree, graduating in 1916. As luck would have it, his first case pitted him against his father, a veteran attorney of more than twenty-­five years. It was a hopeless case, but Wendell gave it his all, addressing the jury for three hours. Afterwards Herman Willkie, with tongue firmly planted in cheek, apologised to the judge: ‘I believe that my son will be a very great lawyer. He can make so much out of so little.’3 The judgment went against the novice lawyer

in The ascent of globalisation