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May’s Harper’s Index

by Bill Hayes

Each issue of Harper’s contains Harper’s Index, a collection of interesting statistics. Excerpts from this May’s Harper’s Index:

Percentage increase last year in the number of Afghan children killed or wounded by explosive remnants of war : 65

Percentage change since 2005 in the volume of the global arms trade : +44

Portion of U.S. senators who had military experience in 1975 : 4/5 Today : 1/5

Rank of Russia among the United States’ greatest national enemies, according to Democrats : 2 According to Republicans : 18 [more]