"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.”
Sen. Hagel is leaving the Senate at the end of his current (second) term in January 2009. He joins us to discuss the state of American democracy, the presidential campaign and U.S. foreign policy.
- Chuck Hagel U.S. Senator from Nebraska,Republican.
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