The Christian Science Monitor

The Christian Science Monitor is a national weekly print newspaper published by the Christian Science Publishing Society and owned by the First Church of Christ, Scientist. The paper was a daily until March, 2009; currently the website is updated daily. First published in 1908, the Christian Science Monitor is headquartered in Boston, Mass.The average age of a Christian Science Monitor reader is 59, and 61 percent of the readers are women. The average household income of the newspapers readers is just under $94,000; over 72 percent have a four-year college degree and more than 40 percent have a post-graduate degree. It covers national and international news. The Christian Science Monitor is not a religious paper. The Christian Science Monitor has won seven Pulitzer Prizes since 1950. The most recent was in 2002 for an editorial cartoon. In 2006, one of the paper's freelance reporters, Jill Carroll was kidnapped in Iraq. She was released after 82 days. The paper has also won other awards, including the National Headliner Award, National Society of Newspaper Columnists awards, and the Reporters and Editors Award. Mary Trammell is the Editor-in-Chief, Jonathan Wells is the Publisher, John Yemma is the Editor and Marshall Ingwerson is the Managing Editor.

Articles from March 18, 1992

A Frenchman's Plea for His Country
NEVER before have we moved more swiftly across France than last March. We left the Gare de Lyon in Paris with the T.G.V. - train a grande vitesse - and were due in the southern city of Valence a mere four hours later. Faster than fairies, faster than...
An African Tragedy
ADVENTURE, realism, and suspense are the stuff of Wilbur Smith's books. His portrayals of dwindling wilderness and endangered species - whether species of animals or isolated indigenous peoples - are as compelling as any National Geographic special.In...
Anniversary of Algerian War Prompts Sober Review in France Rise of Xenophobia and Social Unrest Seen as 30-Year Legacy of Colonial Era
LAST fall, when numerous French news media chose the approaching 30th anniversary of Algeria's independence from France to recall the long-covered-up police killings in October 1961 of dozens of Algerians whose only crime had been peaceful demonstrations...
A Single Voice for Europe Europe Is Unifying More Rapidly Than Predicted in the 1980s, but Dangers of Destabilization in the East Call for Ongoing US Help
THE Maastricht agreement tried to solve the problem of a unified Germany in a "deepened" Europe. It was not intended to confront the problem of how to deal with Western Europe's new Eastern question. Yet the threat of anarchy in the East may force Europe...
Britain's Next Leader
ALTHOUGH former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher was forced out of office more than a year ago, the Thatcher era in Britain will truly end next month, when British voters elect a new government. On April 9 caretaker Prime Minister John Major, the Conservative...
British Voters Eye Their Choices Personalities and Pocketbook Issues Take Center Stage in Upcoming National Election
BRITISH voters are under mounting pressure to let calculations about money and reactions to the party leaders' images determine their choice in the April 9 general election.But the fate of the Conservative government may be decided as much by feelings...
Challenging Fear
MY daughter and I were interested one evening as we watched our cat become frozen with fear after coming face to face with my daughter's new slippers. The slippers are shaped like large, brown, fuzzy, bear feet with beige- colored fabric "claws sticking...
Critics Decry Israeli Prison Abuses Human Rights Groups Say Official Strategy Has Shifted from Outright Physical Abuse to Psychological Violence. ISRAELI TREATMENT OF DETAINEES
EIGHT Israeli policemen go on trial on March 18, two years after they allegedly tortured two Palestinian youths in order to extract false murder confessions from them.The case begins in Jerusalem's district court as another seven policemen face investigation...
Ex-Soviet Army Assures West on Nuclear Arms DISARMAMENT
SENIOR officials of the former Soviet Army and Russian nuclear scientists sharply denied charges by Ukrainian President Leonid Kravchuk last week that they had lost control over their nuclear arsenal."The system for the storage of nuclear warheads is...
`Gimme Rewrite' - Foreign Journalists Cover US Elections
BACK in 1980 the Washington bureau of the Sankei Shimbun had a hard time getting big play for stories about United States presidential primaries. Home office editors of the 3 million-circulation Japanese paper got excited only about the kickoff results...
Global Economy Faces Slack Period Ahead Indicators Show US, Canada on Upswing, Japan and Germany Moving Down, Other Industrial Nations Registering Little Change
THE world economy is behaving like a seesaw. Two countries on one end, the United States and Canada, are headed up; two heavyweights on the other end, Japan and Germany, are going down. On balance, the world economy has slowed from last year and no rapid...
House Bank Flap Causing Ripples GOP Sees Major Opportunity to Gain Seats
EVEN before the list of worst abusers of the House bank has been formally released, both parties are sizing up the damage and the opportunities.For the Republicans, who, according to unofficial lists, have fewer egregious abusers than the Democrats,...
Human Rights Groups Denounce Brazil Roundup of Street Children
REPRESENTATIVES of human rights and child advocacy groups have delivered a petition to the Sao Paulo state attorney general, asking him to halt a police program to get street children and adolescents off this city's streets.Signed by 38 groups, the petition...
Iraq's Stubbornness
IRAQ'S refusal to abide by United Nations cease-fire terms and cooperate in the destruction of its nonconventional weapons capability raises a familiar dilemma: continued sanctions or military force?The Bush administration is clearly trying to signal...
Latin American Economies Shed Old-World Past
ONCE a sorry symbol of state ineptitude, today's privatized Aeromexico Airlines is a stunning example of efficiency."In three years, Aeromexico has gone from one of the worst to one of the best airlines in the world," says Roberto Salinas, an economist...
Latin Free-Trade Pacts Proliferate
ARMONIA TERZI rounds a corner with her shopping cart, stops, and picks up 1,500 grams of PraKasa brand Argentine honey, packaged in a reuseable glass beaker. Costing about $3.80, it's about half the price of a Brazilian brand.She says the quality "isn't...
Mexico Holds Breath for US Trade Deal
A NORTH American Free Trade Agreement neatly signed by the presidents of Canada, Mexico, and the United States may be only weeks away. But a NAFTA with legislative blessings, particularly in the US, is something else, say analysts."Mexico wants this...
More Assets to Avert a UN Peacekeeping Disaster
SINCE the cold war's end, the United Nations has taken on much tougher assignments to keep peace. The fundamental problems of organizing and funding international military forces can no longer be swept under the rug.Past operations were mounted less...
On the Meanings of Gardens
IT is a paradox of the New England Spring Flower Show that it occurs on schedule, indoors, under reliable and controlled conditions - that is to say, it is notably unlike spring itself in New England.The flower show, sponsored by the Massachusetts Horticultural...
Out of the Mouths of Babes: Speaking French with Ease
MY five-year-old son Josh is learning to speak French in kindergarten."We live in a maison hantee - a haunted house," he's been telling me since Halloween. "There's a spooky fantome in the basement.""Quelle horreur!" I say, wondering how long I'll be...
Riding the Rails with 'Maglev' the US Is Ready to Develop a Novel Technology That Could Revolutionize Train Transportation
A SIMPLE classroom experiment illustrates a principle that, both literally and figuratively, could guide a major new phase in train transportation. Place two toy bar magnets together. You can align the magnets either to attract or to repel each other.Magnetic...
Rooting out Remnants of Racism
IN the small Oregon town where I live, there's a mountain road called "Dead Indian." Every few years, someone - usually a newcomer - complains in the local newspaper or perhaps sneaks out at night to spray paint over the "Dead" on the highway sign. But...
Spain and Portugal Reenter European Fold
IN several towns that Paula Mota Alvez crosses every day, the young entrepreneur observes a telltale sign of change in the way Portugal does business."What you see are the cafes occupying the best locations in town closing up and being renovated into...
The Bank That Didn't Bounce Checks
THE House bank really wasn't a bank.It was a cooperative, funded only by money deposited by members of the House of Representatives. So when congressmen wrote bad checks, they were really floating - or "kiting" - on their colleagues' money until their...
THE WORLD FROM.Washington Concerns Mount as Ukraine Hints It May Assert a Claim to the Nuclear Weapons Remaining on Its Soil
THE United States House of Representatives check-bouncing "Rubbergate" scandal may grab the headlines in this domestic political season, but a potential international problem is still a nagging worry to many in Washington: loose ex-Soviet nukes.United...
Venezuela: Reform Not the Culprit the Global Economy
SHOCK waves spread rapidly across Latin America when Venezuela troops stormed the presidential palace on Feb. 4 in a very nearly successful attempt to assassinate President Carlos Andres Perez. Venezuela, after all, could boast uninterrupted democratic...
Who's Lazy Now? Nobody
FOR years Japanese workers have served as a model of industriousness for Americans. Many Japanese employees spend up to 13 hours a day on the job, and statistics show that half don't take their allotted vacation each year. So intense is the pace in what...
Young Palestinian Deeply Disturbed by Interrogation
RIYAD Abu Assab was taken from his home here in an Israeli Army raid at midnight on Oct. 17 last year.Eighteen days later, he was thrown out of the back of an Army jeep at a gas station in the nearby town of Dahariya, deranged and catatonic.It is still...