Lin-Manuel Miranda on Dirty Politics and the Founding Fathers

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As the star and creative mind behind “Hamilton,” Lin-Manuel Miranda made the Founding Fathers the hottest thing on Broadway. In a conversation with The New Yorker’s Rebecca Mead, Miranda explains how immersing himself in the world of Alexander Hamilton showed him that dirty politics are as old as the republic. He takes comfort in knowing that today’s rhetoric at its most dire is just an old song picked up by new singers.