Harper’s Index: 25th Anniversary

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

2009 marks the twenty-fifth year of the Harper's Index, which first appeared in the March 1984 issue. To celebrate, Harper’s magazine has published a 3-page Index in the January issue. Excerpts include:

Date on which Bush said of Osama bin Laden, "I truly am not that concerned about him.": 3/13/02
Chance that an Iraqi has fled his or her home since the beginning of the war: 1 in 6
Number of press conferences at which Bush has referred to a question as a "trick": 14

Leonard talks to Harper’s editor Roger Hodge and senior editor Bill Wasik.


Roger Hodge and Bill Wasik
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