"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
During the 2000 campaign and the early part of his presidency, George W. Bush made relations with Mexico a top priority. But September 11th changed the landscape for foreign policy. As President Bush prepares to visit Mexico, a panel talks about the current state of US-Mexico relations.
- Jacqueline Mazza adjunct professor of Western hemisphere studies at Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies and author of "Don't Disturb the Neighbors: The U.S. and Democracy in Mexico 1980-1995" (Routledge)
- Armand Peschard-Sverdrup senior associate at the Center for Strategic and International Studies
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