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 September 14, 1994

A Jarring Mix of Cultures after Decades of Division the Writer Is Completing More Than Two Decades of Reporting from South Africa, the Last Five for the Monitor. in the First of Three Parting Articles, He Examines How the Political Transition to Democracy Is Forcing Society to Grapple with the Diverse Cultures That Apartheid Isolated from One Another. Series: South Africa AFTER APARTHEID. First of a Three-Part Series. the Second Article Will Appear in Next Week's Global Report
`WHAT has happened to the Toasters?" I inquired of taxi-driver Joshua Manzini, referring to a criminal gang of former political activists who terrorized Tembisa township in the run-up to the country's first all-race elections last April."They're all...
An Unflinching Tale of South Africa
NONE TO ACCOMPANY ME By Nadine Gordimer; Farrar, Straus and Giroux; 324 pp., $22</P><P>OVER the past five decades, Nadine Gordimer's novels and stories have portrayed the sometimes rigid, sometimes changing face of South African society...
As Brazil's Auto Profits Soar, Workers Get Shortchanged
BY Brazilian standards, auto worker Dhalma Joaquin dos Santos had been leading the good life. Work was steady, the auto company indexed his wages for inflation, and he was building his family a new house.But Mr. Dos Santos says the assembly line seems...
China Fumes over Upgraded US-Taiwan Ties Beijing Views Action as a Direct Challenge despite US Assurances
AFTER months in the driver's seat of US-Chinese relations, Beijing has been thrown off balance by new overtures from the United States toward rival Taiwan.On Sept. 9, China angrily protested an upgrading of unofficial ties between the US and Taiwan in...
Does Your Home Feel like Heaven?
IF you asked four people what their idea of the perfect house would be, almost certainly there'd be four different answers. There is no universally perfect house. But there is a spiritual idea of home that is universally ideal. It is our oneness...
Economists See A New Surge in Inflation despite Interest-Rate Hikes, the Consumer and Producer Price Indexes Are Creeping Upward
THE United States inflation rate is beginning to worry economists. They now see a bulge in prices, despite the efforts of the Federal Reserve Board to rein in the economy.Recent price trends indicate that the nation's chief measures of inflation - the...
Ethnic Power Sahring: South Africa's Model Proportional Representation Plays an Important Role in Rebuilding Countries Racked by Ethnic Conflict
WHEN a violent ethnic conflict ends, one of the the greatest unknowns is how long the calm can be maintained before hostilities and the horrors of ethnic retribution resume. South Africa's new constitutional order provides an exceptional example to other...
Ethnic Power Sharing: South Africa's Model Finding a Way to Return Land Seized from Blacks Will Be a Key to the Future Stability of South Africa's Ongoing Political Experiment
LAND on which to grow crops and graze cattle and sheep is a critical resource over which peoples and nations still fight. In the new South Africa control over land is central to President Nelson Mandela's plan of reconstruction and development, but there...
Events
DEBATE HEATS OVER HAITI INVASION As the Pentagon readied two US aircraft carriers for potential troop-hauling duty off Haiti, Republican objections to an invasion escalated, with Sen. Dan Coats (R) of Indiana demanding an end to "gunboat liberalism."...
Germany Rocks European Boat While Manning Union's Helm Bonn Set off a Testy Debate in Europe by Proposing a Deeply Integrated "Inner Circle" of Nations That Would Leave Some Members, Such as Britain, on the Periphery
WHEN Germany assumed the rotating European Union presidency, eurocrats hoped the Germans would steer the Continent toward accelerated political and economic cooperation.But halfway through Bonn's six-month tenure, Europe's "motor," as Chancellor Helmut...
Glimmers of Delight
J.B. Priestly had few misgivings about his public image as aninveterate grumbler. The renowned British writer, essayist, and playwright, who was born 100 years ago on Sept. 13, took a seemingly perverse pride in his grumbling abilities. He played the...
Glimmers of Delight
J.B. Priestly had few misgivings about his public image as aninveterate grumbler. The renowned British writer, essayist, and playwright, who was born 100 years ago on Sept. 13, took a seemingly perverse pride in his grumbling abilities. He played the...
Glimmers of Delight
J.B. Priestly had few misgivings about his public image as aninveterate grumbler. The renowned British writer, essayist, and playwright, who was born 100 years ago on Sept. 13, took a seemingly perverse pride in his grumbling abilities. He played the...
Indians Seek Control of Tribal-Land Resources ENERGY DEVELOPMENT
FOR decades, American Indians have relied on non-Indians to develop their energy resources. But in the past few years, more than a dozen tribes from Arizona to Montana have taken control of mineral wealth on their reservations.The move toward tribal...
Integration - a One-Way Road like Clinton, Mexico's New President May Find It Difficult to Focus Mainly on Domestic Issues
LISTENERS from the United States will find a familiar ring: When Ernesto Zedillo Ponce de Leon assumes Mexico's presidency Dec. 1, some analysts say, he will focus the country on a domestic agenda.After six years under President Carlos Salinas de Gortari,...
Is Health-Care Reform Having Effect on Costs?
THE latest figures on the rise of medical prices in the United States raise again the issue of whether the health-care industry can reform itself, or whether Congress should eventually pass major reforms.In August, at the peak of this year's national...
Japan Quickens Pace of Its Slow March into Overseas Arena
CAPITALIZING on a visit here by United Nations Secretary-General Boutros Boutros-Ghali, Tokyo has once again laid claim to a seat on the UN Security Council.Prime Minister Tomiichi Murayama said on Sept. 13 that he supports Japan's bid to become a permanent...
Major Responds to German Plan with Own Vision of Europe
LESS than a year after his bruising conflict with other European leaders about the future shape of the European Union, British Prime Minister John Major has decided to renew the battle.Aroused by a call from Germany's ruling Christian Democratic Union...
Nashville Gets Its Act Together after Years of Urban Decline until Recently, Tennessee's Music City USA Was Deserted after Dark. but a Dramatic Renaissance Has Brought It Back to Life, with a Thriving Entertainment and Residential District. Symbol of Its Success: A Hard Rock Cafe. Series: POINTS OF THE COMPASS. Part of an Occasional Series. First of 2 Articles Appearing Today
FOR decades, downtown Nashville - the heart of Music City USA - sang nothing but a mournful tune of loneliness and despair. But in the past several years, the city has picked up the beat again and started humming with activity.When Bob Schatz and his...
Oh My, Canada
IN something of an electoral idiosyncrasy, the French-speaking Canadian province of Quebec voted Sept. 12 for an ardently separatist government - but one that most voters in Quebec hope won't succeed in separating them from Canada!We were not overly...
Palestinians in the West Bank Chafe under `Early Empowerment' Many Worry That Israeli Agreement to Hand over Limited Responsibilities in Five Areas Only Underscores Palestinian Subservience
THE red, black, and white flags fluttering over school roofs is the only outward manifestation of the recent Israeli transfer of limited civil administration to Palestinians in the West Bank.Once the flag was a symbol of Palestinian defiance of Israeli...
Quebec Vote for Separatist Party Lacks Enthusiasm for Separation
QUEBECKERS wanted a change. And now they have it - a new separatist government whose platform lists as its first duty transforming La Belle Province into an independent nation.But despite that bold mission statement, it is clear the separatists do not...
`Quiz Show' Goes Inside 1950s Game-Show Scandal Robert Redford Makes a Movie about the Duping of TV Viewers
IT'S hard to think of a better theme song for Robert Redford's movie "Quiz Show" than the Brecht-Weill classic "Mack the Knife," which tells of a cutthroat who became a folk hero. Just about everyone in "Quiz Show" is either a corporate cutthroat, an...
Rise of a Country-Music Mecca in Branson, Missouri, Sparks Nashville to Make a Live-Music Comeback Series: POINTS OF THE COMPASS. Part of an Occasional Series. Second of 2 Articles Appearing Today
LIKE a shrill alarm clock awakening a slumbering giant, the tiny town of Branson, Mo., has sent a jolt through the city of Nashville in recent years."Branson was a wake-up call," acknowledges Marguerite Sallee, head of the Nashville Chamber of Commerce."It...
Scientists Question Global Warming Theory Climatologists Say Broad Theory Is Too Simplistic to Explain Temperature Drops in Industrialized Areas and Other Complex Climate Changes
YOU don't have to be a weather scientist to see what's wrong with the global-warming theory. You only have to look around on a hazy day.Man-made aerosol particles - so tiny a million of them could crowd on to a pin head - are forcing scientists to adopt...
The Haiti Invasion
CRIES from Republicans that a United States invasion of Haiti would be undertaken by President Clinton purely for domestic political advantage have the hollow ring of silly partisanship.Polls show that the American people are profoundly unconvinced that...
UN and NATO Bicker over Who Will Fill Global Peacekeeping Void
NATO troops marched in Poland this week in the name of peacekeeping. British Scots Guards with bagpipes and Italians shouting colorful battle cries, led by an American general, mixed with ex-Soviet Bloc units they once faced as adversaries across the...
US Policy toward `Villains'
THE Clinton administration has, for the moment, reached an agreement with Cuba on the problem of immigration. Such single-issue accords relieve immediate pressures but do not deal with longer-term United States relations with the island republic. As...
Volga Churches: Windows on Russia's Past
TO appreciate the richness of Russia's history, a visitor need look no further than the vast nation's Russian Orthodox churches.A cruise down the Volga River, perhaps Russia's most important natural lifeline, shows churches of all shapes, sizes, and...