"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.”
British Prime Minister Tony Blair and former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger are among those publicly pushing the Bush administration to open dialogue with both Syria and Iran. We’ll talk about how talks with these regional powers could affect the current crisis in Iraq.
- Ambassador Imad Moustapha Syria's ambassador to United States
- Ambassador Nabil Fahmy Egypt's ambassador to the United States
- Frederick Kagan resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute
- Richard Murphy served as U.S. Ambassador to Syria, the Philippines, and Saudi Arabia, and former Assistant Secretary of State for Near East and South Asian Affairs under President Reagan
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