"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.”
Mexican President Vicente Fox is visiting this week with state and regional leaders in Texas, New Mexico and Arizona. A panel talks about what he hopes to achieve, the U.S.-Mexico relationship, and what’s at stake for both countries.
11/6/2003: Due to technical problems with the telephones at WAMU, Denise Dresser was unable to appear on the program.
- Denise Dresser professor of political science at the Autonomous Technological Institute of Mexico
- Armand Peschard-Sverdrup senior associate at the Center for Strategic and International Studies
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