Letters: Nov. 20, 2006

The Measure of a Nation

Our statistical guide to America--who we are, how we live, what we earn and what we believe--revealed the U.S. as a patchwork nation of 300 million and counting. Readers expressed surprise and dismay at many of the numbers and questioned the political and cultural priorities they revealed

Your cover story "America By The Numbers" [Oct. 30] was an interesting and thought-provoking way to commemorate the U.S. population's reaching 300 million. But I was struck by the comparison of the map illustrating the Electoral College votes in the 2004 presidential election and the "purple" map showing how...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!