Books interview: the life and career of Benjamin Disraeli

Douglas Hurd has co-authored a new book about the life and career of Benjamin Disraeli. Here, he tells Matt Elton what the Victorian prime minister really believed, and how Disraeli's approach could help improve British politics in the 21st century

Benjamin Disraeli, former prime minister of Great Britain. "The thing he succeeded in doing was making politics interesting," says Douglas Hurd. (Photo by Underwood Archives/Getty Images)

This article first appeared in the August 2013 issue of BBC History Magazine

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