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Benjamin Disraeli

Benjamin Disraeli

The Imagination of Power

Sunday, October 19, 2008 3:00 pm


Benjamin Disraeli was the only Jew ever to serve as Prime Minister of England. Author Adam Kirsch illustrated how Disraeli turned his Jewishness from a social handicap into the source of his personal allure and his enduring political vision.

Adam Kirsch is a former book critic for the New York Sun. He is a published poet and author whose work regularly appears in publications such as The New Yorker and The New Republic.

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