Monday, February 06, 2006

Gems from Harpers

Not Steven, but rather Harpers Magazine. Today's sampling of telling stats:

Percentage approval rating of Bill Clinton the day after impeachment and George W. Bush in November, respectively: 73, 37[The Gallup Organization (Princeton, N.J.)]

Percentage of Russians today who approve of the direction their country took under Stalin: 37[VCIOM (Moscow)]

Number of U.S. prisoners serving life sentences with no parole for crimes they committed while juveniles: 2,225[Human Rights Watch (N.Y.C.)]

Number of prisoners serving such sentences in all other countries
worldwide: 12[Human Rights Watch (N.Y.C.) ]

It's amazing how stats and numbers like that need no explanation.

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