"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.”
Two political scientists argue that the Israel lobby wields extraordinary influence over U.S. foreign policy. We’ll hear different perspectives on its power in Washington.
- James Thurber professor and director of the Center for Congressional and Presidential Studies at American University
- Ambassador Dennis Ross former Middle East Special Coordinator, counselor and Ziegler distinguished fellow at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy
- Steven Spiegel professor, political science, UCLA assistant director of the Burkle Center for International Relations
- Stephen Walt professor, international affairs, John F Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University
- John Mearsheimer professor of political science at the University of Chicago
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