"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.”
Some people equate crowds with mindless mobs. But financial journalist James Surowiecki says large groups of people are often smarter than an elite few. He explains how collective wisdom shapes business, economies, societies, and nations.
- James Surowiecki Staff writer of "The Financial Page" for the "New Yorker."
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