"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.”
The debate over U.S. policy in Iraq is keeping the Senate up all night and highlighting differences of opinion on what will happen in Iraq when U.S. combat troops withdraw. Diane and her guests talk about what recent military role-playing exercises and history suggest about Iraq’s possible future.
- James Kitfield senior correspondent, "National Journal" magazine.
- Col. Gary Anderson U.S. Marine Corps--Retired
- Dr. Phebe Marr author of "A Modern History of Iraq" and an expert contributor to the report of the Baker-Hamilton Iraq Study Group
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