Benjamin Disraeli was the first—and still only—Jewish Prime Minister of England. Disraeli not only brought India and the Suez Canal under the control of the crown, but he also authored several novels during his political career including Sybil and Lothair.
“In a progressive country change is constant; change is inevitable.” – Benjamin Disraeli
Adam Kirsch is a book critic for the New York Sun and a frequent contributor to The New Yorker.
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