"My Brilliant Friend" by Elena Ferrante is the first of the mysterious Italian author's Neapolitan novels. The series tells the story of a life-long friendship between two working class girls in Naples. Critics have called Ferrante “one of the greatest novelists of our time.” Yet nobody knows her true identity. Join Diane and her guests for a discussion of “My Brilliant Friend.”
A panel of experts talks about the two presidential candidates’ views on the role of government: what vision each is articulating, and how consistent these ideas are with the parties’ traditional positions, plus what Americans want from their government.
- Roger Wilkins professor of history and American culture at George Mason University
- David Frum is a resident fellow, American Enterprise Institute; author of "Comeback: Conservatism That Can Win Again", and co-author of "An End to Evil: What's Next in the War on Terror;" former speechwriter and special assistant to President George W. Bush (2001-02).
- David Gergen a professor of public service at Harvard's John F. Kennedy School of Government, editor-at-large for U.S. News & World Report, and a Senior Political Analyst for CNN. He served as a White House adviser to Presidents Nixon, Ford, Reagan, and Clinton.
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