GOVT: Mask of the Mega-Wealthy

Lyle Burkhead (
Fri, 18 Oct 1996 00:47:23 -0500 (EST)

Ian Goddard writes:

> Take it from a man who knows first hand, Benjamin Disreal,
> Britain's Victorian Prime Minister, who observed sagely:
> The world is governed by very different
> personages from what is imagined by those
> who are not behind the scenes.

I would be interested to know the source of this quotation.
Does it come from a speech? A book? What was the occasion
and the context?