"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.”
New polls suggest voters have lost faith in both institutions and ideologies: What a broad lack of confidence in Congress, banks, big business and the Supreme Court could mean for the American political landscape.
- E.J. Dionne Jr. senior fellow at The Brookings Institution, Washington Post columnist, and author of "Souled Out: Reclaiming Faith and Politics After the Religious Right" and of "Stand Up Fight Back."
- Jerry Seib executive Washington editor, "The Wall Street Journal."
- Andrew Kohut director of the Pew Research Center for the People and the Press
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