Normally, I go weeks -- months, even -- at a time without anyone mentioning Benjamin Disraeli. But here's David Brooks (via K-Drum) and here's The Economist (which is at least British) and here's Reihan Salam. Suddenly it seems one cannot understand contemporary politics without a sound grasp of . . . 19th century British Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli.

Everyone needs a usable history, but this kind of seems like a weird reach.

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