When it comes to the issues, Barack Obama and John McCain couldn’t be more different. But when it comes to literature, the two are remarkably the same. Each cites Hemingway’s “For Whom the Bell Tolls,” as a favorite read. The Takeaway looks at what this book says about the presidential hopefuls and the power of great literature to reach across the aisle.
Guest: Jim Fitzmorris, playwright and professor of theatre history and literature at Tulane University. He focuses on the role of politics in literature.