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 July 22, 1991

A Romantic of Endless Industry
THE "proud and solitary" Romantic, Eugene Delacroix (1798-1863), was a gifted, complex man of impressive intellectual caliber. When the artist was 24, he began a journal which affords posterity with a provocative record of his times, as well as a self-portrait...
A Saga of National Survival Modern Translation of a Classic Polish Epic Turns a Troubled History into a Living Entity
'TO catch hold of and encompass in words - to describe exactly - the life of a single people, much less humanity would appear impossible," wrote Leo Tolstoy in "War and Peace." Despite Count Tolstoy's gloomy pronouncement, 17 years later Henryk Sienkiewicz...
Assault Weapons Ban Expected New York City May Join 30 Other Cities, Including Los Angeles, Boston, and Denver. URBAN GUN CONTROL
NEW York City, already home to some of the strictest gun control laws in the nation, may soon add an assault weapons ban to the list.Just two weeks ago the City Council appeared to be beating a rapid retreat from such a law in the face of strong opposition...
'Boyz N the Hood' Boosts Debate on Urban Violence FILM: REVIEW
ERUPTIONS of violence have been reported in locations where "Boyz n the Hood" recently opened. The nature of this film, which argues against youth-gang warfare and the conditions that cause it, bears out the conclusion some observers drew when similar...
Cleanup of Herbicide Spill Continues
CREWS mounted an air pump on a barge in Shasta Lake over the weekend to begin vaporization of a half-mile-long plume of deadly herbicide dumped into the reservoir from a derailed train.The plan to aerate the plume of pesticide was hatched by Southern...
Colleges Create 'Save-the-Earth' Collaboration Three North Carolina Universities Pool Their Resources to Fight Environmental Destruction
WHEN primatologist Patricia Wright identified a rare species of lemur in Madagascar, she also found a threat to their future: slash-and-burn agriculture. So the Duke University professor sought help.She returned to the United States and took her case...
Critics Urge China to Consult on Dam Plan Chinese and Foreign Opponents of Dam Say Vast Project Must Include Assessment of Human Costs of Resettlement Series: TROUBLE ON THE YANGTZE RIVER. Part 2 in a Series. Part 1 Appeared July 18; Part 3 Will Appear Tomorrow
IN what is the first step of an enormous project, China is resettling some of the 1.1 million people whose homes are in the way of plans for the world's largest dam.The undertaking involves convincing workers to leave cities and peasants to leave ancestral...
Democrats Aim at Bush's Domestic Policy Itchy for the '92 Campaign, Potential Challengers See a Vulnerable Incumbent President
DEMOCRATS, still smarting from their 1988 defeat by George Bush, are entering the 1992 presidential campaign season in a feisty mood.Although the president's popularity ratings are sky-high, putative Democratic candidates such as Sen. Al Gore of Tennessee...
Despair Is Deep in Post-War Iraq Shortages, High Prices, Unemployment Take Toll on Families throughout Battered Nation
DRASTICALLY impoverished by the Gulf war and economic embargo, weakened by malnutrition and disease, and fearful of renewed attacks by coalition forces, many Iraqis are giving way to despair.This is evident in conversations with scores of Iraqis in Baghdad...
Guadalajara Summit Touts Free Trade Only Cuba Bucks the Trend toward Economic Integration
CALL it the free-trade serenade.Latin American presidents sang in unison for the first time at the Ibero-American Summit, a gathering here last week of leaders from 21 countries, including Spain and Portugal.But it was the off-key, grey-bearded Cuban...
In Bid to Curtail Violence Bolivia Moves to Suspend Extradition of Drug Lords Bolivian Officials Hope to Learn from Colombia's Difficulties by Offering Amnesty Plan before Violence Breaks Out
THE Bolivian government has announced a peacekeeping plan designed to tempt the country's top cocaine traffickers to give themselves up in return for guarantees that they will not be extradited to the United States.According to the plan, which is due...
India's Uncertain Future
THE tragic murder of Rajiv Gandhi has shocked and sorrowed the world. For many observers, their natural sadness at the loss of a remarkable individual has been coupled with a sense of sadness for the end of an era - symbolized by the death of the last...
Inflation Rate Is under Control
INFLATION may be the great bogyman of the United States Federal Reserve Board. But the growing consensus among most economists is that - barring the unexpected - there's just not going to be all that much of it around during the next year."All the evidence...
Louisiana Cleanup Rouses Opposition
IN a state nationally known for its pervasive environmental problems, Louisiana lawmakers have decided that the price for cleaning up may be too expensive. In a recently concluded legislative session lawmakers cut back the state's besieged Department...
News Currents
EUROPE</P><P>The collapsed Bank of Credit and Commerce International was banker to the world's most-wanted guerrilla, Abu Nidal, and was used to channel millions of dollars for his organization, the Sunday Times said. British intelligence...
North Ireland Talks Didn't 'Fail'
THE ending of the round-table talks among the leaders of the main political parties in Northern Ireland might seem, from afar, to be yet another breakdown in the apparently endless search for peace in this province. For nearly 10 weeks the political...
Opera Belting across A Hot Summer's Day
ONLY nine o'clock in the morning and sweat had already pasted my hair down on my neck. But more than a break from the heat, my 10-year-old sister and I were praying for a reprieve from summer band - where we halfheartedly played out our mother's passion...
Perennial Love
SPRING brings renewal. I see it in my garden when I lift off the hay that's kept it protected through the winter. Among brown and withered stalks--remains of last year's growth-- appear fresh green stems and leaves. The new foliage is a promise of perennial...
Politicizing of the American Mind
POLITICAL correctness, race, feminism, ideology, bias, orthodoxy, neoorthodoxy, McCarthyism, coercion, the public, the academy, hypocrisy, tradition.These are only some of the conceptual weapons used by both sides in the battle over Carol Iannone's controversial...
Pretoria Disclosures Divide Ruling Party Charges of Secret Funding of Inkatha and Defense Force Involvement in Massacres Signal Bitter Fight for Power
PRESIDENT Frederik de Klerk is facing a crisis of credibility over his government's clandestine political funding of the Inkatha Freedom Party and reports that special defense force units were involved in civilian massacres.The disclosures point to a...
Price of Gold May Head Up in '91, despite Sell-Off by Canada, Soviets the Yellow Brick's Road Has Not Been an Attractive One for Investors in Recent Years. but Some Metal-Watchers Are Predicting a Turnaround for Gold This Year
GOLD was one of the best investments at the start of the 1980s, but one of the worst by the end of the decade. Many gold buffs are predicting gold may shine again.Today's gold price of about $367 an ounce is less than half what it was at its peak a decade...
Redefining Art from the Heart of Africa Landmark Show at Two New York Museums Seeks to Broaden Discussion of What Constitutes African Art Today
IN these "politically correct" times, it is difficult for anyone to express opinions about African art (or anything African) and not be called "insensitive," "neo-colonial," or even "racist." This is because conquest historically has been central to...
Senate Pay Raise, Mostly Unnoticed, Could Become Campaign Liability CATCHING UP WITH THE HOUSE
'WHAT do you think of the Senate's pay raise?"For most passers-by in downtown Washington, D.C., last Friday afternoon, the answer was "What pay raise?"Suzanne, a public information specialist for a broadcast network, was indignant. "You mean the Senate...
START: A Good Start
THE Soviet Union and the United States are on increasingly amicable terms, and the Kremlin is preoccupied with economic and political reform. So why is a treaty reducing the numbers of nuclear warheads aimed at each other so important?That question could...
The Senate Pay Raise
ALTHOUGH it involves relatively small sums of money, congressional pay is a hot-button issue. The most fail-safe "star wars" system couldn't knock out all the brickbats that will rain on the US Senate for its action last week, when it voted 53 to 45...
Voices of Young Somali Refugees Children's Stories Symbolize the Plight - and Tenacity - of Millions of Displaced Persons. HORN OF AFRICA TURMOIL
SIX-YEAR-OLD Suhuru's lively brown eyes open wide as she tells of her narrow escape and her new life as one of the world's 17 million refugees.Recently, UNICEF brought together more than 100 refugee children from the East African coastal nation of Somalia...
Who's to Blame for State Budget Fiascos?
UNTIL recently, I thought the state in which I live, Connecticut, was run by grown-ups. That was before the regular session of the legislature ended and the state began the month of July without a budget for the first time in this century.Tension, dissension,...
Why India Resists Kashmiri Separatism
WHATEVER the rest of the world may think, resolving the Kashmir issue on the basis of the 1949 United Nations resolutions calling for a plebiscite is not as simple as it may seem. The Kashmir issue raises questions about the very basis of the Indian...