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Today on Between the Covers, Adam Kirsch discusses Benjamin Disraeli, the 19th-century British prime minister–why he’s of special interest to conservatives, his Jewish background, and his unlikely success in the Victorian era. Kirsch also talks about the legacy of the New York Sun, the now-defunct newspaper where he worked for five years. Listen to our entire conversation–in about ten minutes!

John J. Miller is the national correspondent for National Review and the director of the Dow Journalism Program at Hillsdale College. His new book is Reading Around: Journalism on Authors, Artists, and Ideas.

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