Wednesday, December 26, 2007

America not so alone

Still need to read Steyn's book, but I know one thing. Americans aren't all that alone. We are at least hanging out in twos.
For the first time in 35 years, the U.S. fertility rate has climbed high enough to sustain a stable population, solidifying the nation's unique status among industrialized countries.

The overall fertility rate increased 2 percent between 2005 and 2006, nudging the average number of babies being born to each woman to 2.1, according to the latest federal statistics. That marks the first time since 1971 that the rate has reached a crucial benchmark of population growth: the ability of each generation to replace itself.
As Europe fades and Islam expands - at least our corner of Western Civilization is breaking even.

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