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 December 29, 1992

A Basis for Prayer
PRAYER isn't limited to rigid statements or an invariable formula. And prayer is not reserved only for times of crisis. Prayer is how we learn what God is and how we draw closer to Him. And it's something we can do at any time.When I pray, I try to really...
A Moment of Reckoning If Serbia Continues to Disregard Norms of International Behavior, It Will Face Political and Military Sanctions and Devastating Economic Isolation
WITH Serbian President Slobodan Milosevic's fraudulent victory in the Dec. 20 elections, Belgrade is bracing itself for a political and economic crisis that could spark fratricidal bloodshed and the disintegration of the remnants of Yugoslavia.Mr. Milosevic,...
An Artist Who Makes Colors Felt A Touring Exhibition Offers Insights into the Complex Work of Bridget Riley
BRIDGET RILEY'S sharply incisive paintings - an impressive selection from the last 10 years' work by this British artist is shown in a current touring exhibition - have always compelled hard looking. Having arrested the attention, they engage you in...
A Timely Resolve for the New Year
FOR veteran list-makers, no list of Things To Do This Week would be complete without an end-of-the-year reminder: Make New Year's resolutions.In theory, at least, this is the season of impending reformation - a time to shed old habits, stand up straight,...
A Win for Man, Nature
THE Bush administration, which had avoided acting on stronger protection for endangered plant and animal species for most of its four years - even after being sued last April by wildlife organizations - has finally approved expansion of the provisions...
Back on Track in South Africa
AFTER months of distrust and wrangling, the African National Congress (ANC) and the ruling National Party of South Africa are preparing to put their disturbed and violent country back on a hopeful course.Although it is midsummer and holiday time in South...
Bosnia Merits Inquiry, Ex-Prosecutor Says
TELFORD TAYLOR knows about war crimes.An assistant prosecutor in the first trial of Nazi leaders at Nuremberg, Germany, in 1945, Mr. Taylor became the chief prosecutor in the subsequent war-crimes trials the next year. The law professor has just written...
Boston's Mayor Flynn Weighs His Political Future Local Leaders Predict He Could Be Tapped for a Post with Clinton or Run for Governor
BOSTON Mayor Raymond Flynn is taking a long look beyond the walls of City Hall.This year, after spending much time campaigning across the country for President-elect Clinton, Mayor Flynn is flirting with the idea of securing a position in the Clinton...
Boston's Powerful Rogue James Curley Dominated Hub Politics for Decades - Even from Jail
JAMES MICHAEL CURLEY was a politician's politician: Over a 50-year period, he served as mayor of Boston four times and governor of Massachusetts once, and he was a congressman for two four-year stints more than 30 years apart. He was a city alderman,...
Braving Antarctica, 64 Years Later Norman Vaughan to Lead Last Dog Team on Continent
TEN minutes after Admiral Richard Byrd arrived by ship at the Ross Ice Barrier in Antarctica in late 1928, he turned to a young Norman Vaughan and said, "Vaughan, hitch up a team. You're going with me." The goal was to find a place for Little America,...
China's Shifting Ideologies Stir Debate and Confusion A Weekly Political Meeting of Educators Turns into Gripe Session. CHINA'S IDENTITY CRISIS
CLUSTERED in a small office crowded with desks, a half-dozen teachers mulled the imponderables of modern China."What is the difference between a capitalist market economy and a socialist market economy?" senior teacher Chen Wen read from a notebook....
Chinese Scholars Attack `Leftism,' Call for Market Reform CHINA'S IDENTITY CRISIS
A NEW book attacking hard-line Marxism has touched off a new skirmish between Chinese reformers and conservatives."Memorandum on Preventing Leftism," a collection of 46 essays by liberal scholars, was published this fall in what is seen as a major test...
Clinton's Carter-Look Foreign Policy Team May Mix Old Idealism, New Pragmatism
LAST week President-elect Clinton announced a foreign policy team that could easily be dubbed "Jimmy II: The Legacy."With the exception of Defense Secretary-designate Les Aspin, every member of the team served under President Carter, the last Democrat...
Congress Expected to Tighten Trade Policies toward Europe
WHILE the European Community is mired in economic and political turmoil, the United States may shape its most cogent set of European policies in recent history.Transatlantic relations have been fluid in the aftermath of the cold war, as East-West barriers...
Don't Scrimp on the `Vision Thing'
DEAR Mr. President-elect:Perhaps President Bush's fatal flaw was his inability to address what he called "the vision thing" appropriately. Most people (despite the way the election went) view Mr. Bush as a good man, a man who had tried to do the right...
Events
TUDJMAN WARNS THAT WAR IN BOSNIA DEMANDS A POLITICAL SETTLEMENT Croatian President Franjo Tudjman warned yesterday at a press conference in Geneva that the war in Bosnia could spill over and threaten world peace unless a rapid political solution was...
Indian Report Sees Police Role in Violence
THE majority of the people killed in this month's violence in India were shot by police, according to a preliminary report issued yesterday by one of this country's leading human rights activists.Ravi Nair, executive director of the South Asian Human...
Justice Must Be Demanded for `Ethnic Cleansing' Crimes
IT is hard to recall a time when headlines did not proclaim, virtually on a daily basis, some new war atrocity in the former Yugoslavia. The situation has received extensive debate in the United States Congress, the United Nations, and in other forums,...
Mexican Activists Try to Put the Bite on Police Corruption
NINE months ago, ex-cop Jose Angel Perez Lopez lay beneath a black plastic tarp on a starvation strike in front of the United States Embassy here.After 48 days of media attention, his protest - mounted to expose Mexican police corruption - ended when...
Muzak Pipes in Data, Advertising as Well as Tunes
TO many people, the word "Muzak" is synonymous with "elevator music," a stream of popular tunes reworked into syruppy instrumentals.Now Muzak - the company that pioneered the "background music" industry - hopes to rework its image and reshape its products...
My Bushy-Tailed Wood Rats
WHEN I bought a forested homestead in northeastern Washington's frontier country, I went into the deserted cabinet shop on my new property. There, along a ledge of antique-brick chimney, posed a creature I had known before: a bushy-tailed wood rat with...
New Books Tell the Stories of Those Who Followed the Urge to Build Architects Express Their Ideas in Homes, Cathedrals, Barns
THE go-go 1980s are clearly over as far as architecture-book publishing is concerned. Gone are the brassy, bold monographs filled with new works by postmodern architects. What remains are a few thoughtful, well-planned projects. Here are brief glimpses...
Scientists Scrutinize A Plant to Uncover Some Genetic Secrets
THANKS to a humble little plant called mouse-ear cress, Julian Schroeder has taken a giant step toward learning how to protect plants from crop-killing salt in soil.Dr. Schroeder, a geneticist at the University of California at San Diego, and his colleagues...
Tense, Hopeful Kenyans Vote in Historic Poll First Multiparty Ballot in 26 Years Could Cement Gains or Prompt Strife
NO matter what the outcome of today's multiparty contest for president, parliament, and local gov- ernment in Kenya, the election marks a historic turning point.Never has Kenya's potential for progress toward democracy, or a slide into chaos, been so...
The Artist Who Drew a Peaceable Kingdom
A LOP-EARED rabbit, four large cats, a dog with hunting instincts, several mice, a ferret, and a few fish live together at our house, tolerating each other with more or less good nature. I like to think of it as a "peaceable kingdom" where creatures...
The Iran-Contra Pardons
MANY Americans will sigh in relief when the words "Iran-contra" finally fade from headlines. But President Bush's Christmas Eve pardon of six men involved in the controversy did not provide the occasion for that sigh.The president's action effectively...
The Pros and Cons of Boycotting Colorado
Regarding the article "Anti-Gay-Rights Law Leads to Colorado Boycott Calls," Dec. 3: Boycotting appears to be out of control: If people boycott everyone they don't agree with, all trade will shortly grind to a halt.Boycotting other states by prohibiting...
UN Struggles to Get Aid Supplies to Bosnians and Iraqi Kurds Bosnia Fighting and Iraq Tensions Slow Delivery as Snows Set In
THE United Nations is now racing winter weather to get supplies into the former Yugoslavia and to Kurds in northern Iraq.In both relief efforts, UN officials indicate deliveries are now behind schedule mainly as a result of delays caused by man, not...
US Recovery Barely Gets Passing Grade
THE recession in the United States is officially over.But the economic recovery that started 21 months ago has been strange. For one thing, the expansion has been so slow that only 315,000 private-sector jobs have been created since the number of jobs...
US, UN Raise Issue of War Crimes
AS World War II took its savage toll on Europe, the British government kept a list of German leaders it wanted to shoot without the benefit of trial after the war. Instead, in Nuremberg, Germany, judges representing the United States, France, Britain,...
Waste Debate Divides Ohio Town Argument over Jobs versus Clean Air Shows an Environmental Debate Gone to Extremes
EAST Liverpool is a town that lost the middle ground.For 12 years, residents have fought each other over a proposed hazardous-waste incinerator. It now appears that the plant will not open, after all; but this Ohio River city is exhausted and divided...
Weinberger Points Finger at Walsh
Escalating a bitter war of words, newly pardoned Caspar Weinberger is accusing the Iran-contra special prosecutor of trying to force him to falsely implicate Ronald Reagan in exchange for lenient treatment."Yes, he was trying to coerce false testimony,"...