Shiites are a minority within Islam, but a majority within Iraq and Iran, now central to the world situation. Vali Nasr is the author of the new book, The Shia Revival: How Conflicts within Islam Will Shape the Future. Also, WNYC reporter Andrea Bernstein looks at the Empire State: George Pataki’s legacy and last night’s debate between Republicans K.T. McFarland and John Spencer, vying for the opportunity to run against Hilary Clinton for the U.S. Senate.
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