PRI's The World: 11/07/2013 (Nigeria, Spain, Pakistan)

November 07, 2013

PRI's The World: 11/07/2013 (Nigeria, Spain, Pakistan)

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November 07, 2013

The Pakistani Taliban has selected a new and ruthless leader. Also, how the NSA surveillance leaks might change the way we think of our fictional spies. Plus, Spain's elusive street artist, known simply as "Señor X."

Stories in this Edition

Global Politics

What Albert Camus can teach us about nation-building

Albert Camus was dashing, brilliant and died young. The French Algerian intellectual, philosopher and writer won the Nobel Prize for Literature at the tender age of 44 but died in a car crash just a few years later. His books like "The Myth of Sisyphus" and "The Plague" are still read by college students and even world leaders. But Camus' standing in France was forever tarnished by his views on the Algerian war.

Science, Tech & Environment

The protectors of the world's largest fresh water lake may be put out of business by a Russian court

A citizens' group devoted to protecting Siberia's Lake Baikal, the largest and deepest lake in the world, may be forced to close after being declared a "foreign agent." The court ruling follows a 2012 law forcing any group that gets foreign funding and engages in political activity to register as a foreign agent or face big fines.