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Monday, September 17, 2007

Filling a Much-Needed Gap in the Blogosphere

There's now Holocaust denial on the left:

But evidence, based on my calculations after reading the data here and here (warning - the latter link is actually a 275 page book), indicates that Stalin saved 39 million lives (the evidence shows 35 million, but to arrive at that, we must subtract the 4 million he killed), or around 1.5 million per year during his tenure.

Hmmmm… If we look at the rest of the post, it looks like the secret of long life expectancies in Russia is censorship. Tight censorship increases life expectancies rapidly and removing censorship causes a drop.

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