"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.”
President Bush recently reaffirmed the goal of closing the prison camp for security detainees at Guantanamo Bay. But finding countries to take in cleared prisoners and what to do with those who remain suspects remain major challenges.
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- Emi MacLean legal fellow, GuantÃ�Â¡namo Global Justice Initiative at the Center for Constitutional Rights
- Sandra Hodgkinson Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Detainee Affairs
- Ambassador Pierre-Richard Prosper ambassador-at-large, Office of War Crimes Issues at the U.S. Department of State from 2001 to 2005
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