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November 22, 2002

Survivors First database

Survivors First has prepared an online database listing priests publically accused of sexual abuse. Names are gathered from public material, such as newspaper articles and court documents, and a second team checks newspaper or other document citations, which are listed in the database as well.

U.S. young people geographically illiterate The National Geographic–Roper 2002 Global Geographic Literacy Survey came out this week - according to the article, it "polled more than 3,000 18- to 24-year-olds in Canada, France, Germany, Great Britain, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Sweden and the United States." Guess where our young people fit in? Next to last - we did better than Mexico, woohoo. You can take the survey yourself and see how you do. I missed the religion question - apparently there are a lot of Christians out there.

[Update: I sent this link to Scott, and he wrote back, "Alan Wolfe (with whom I'm not in the habit of agreeing) wrote recently in the Boston Globe that resistance to the American imperial aspirations so clear in the statements of Bush figures like Richard Perle and Paul Wolfowitz and years earlier in the journalism of the Weekly Standard would come not from moral concerns about interventionism, but from the fact that the GOP electoral coalition is just not interested in the rest of the world. I think this is pretty good evidence."]

Yours, &c., LC | 10:36 AM | Librariana