"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.”
Guest Host: Susan Page
Senator John McCain is once again advocating passage of a major campaign finance reform bill, and many analysts believe it has a good chance of becoming law. A panel talks about the new bill and the new context in which its merits are being debated.
- Sen. Jamie Raskin professor of Constitutional law and the First Amendment at American University's Washington College of Law; public interest lawyer active on voting rights and electoral reform issues.
- John Samples director of the Cato Institute's Center for Representative Government
- Sen. John McCain R-Arizona, was first elected to the Senate in 1986.
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