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 11, 1996

A Classics Scholar Defends the Greeks against Claims of Afrocentrists
Not out of Africa: How Afrocentrism Became an Excuse to Teach Myth as HistoryBy Mary LefkowitzBasic Books, 222 pp., $24This is one of those books that needed to be written if the racial and ethnic aspects of the culture wars in the United States are...
American Folk Art's Informal Delight and Humor
Folk Art in American LifeBy Robert Bishop and Jacqueline M. AtkinsViking Studio Books228 pp., $29.95The modern constructivist sculptor Naum Gabo paid a tribute to Alfred Wallis, an English fisherman and rag-and-bone merchant, who late in life started...
China Taunts Taiwan with More War Games 'Live Fire' Exercises Will Effectively Close off Part of Strait
A CONTEST of high-stakes brinkmanship between China and Taiwan is underway in the Taiwan Strait.In recent days, China has ratcheted up pressure to influence the island's March 23 presidential election and block what Beijing regards as a drive for Taiwanese...
Cities Plan to Build a Sense of Community Municipalities like Broomfield, Colo., Adopt 'New Urbanism,' a Design Approach That Stresses Mixed Use and Neighborliness
TRY to take a scenic tour of this growing community, and you are hit with a patchwork of land-use contradictions.Drive-through banks and car dealerships abut weathered 19th-century farmsteads. Rolling fields of alfalfa are fenced in by tight rows of...
Disney Turns Its Dream Machine to Building Real-Life Community
ON 4,900 acres of piney woods just south of here, the world's premier fantasy maker is trying to create a new reality.The Walt Disney Company is building what it conceives of as the ideal American town - not one inhabited by mice and dwarves but by real...
Do Corporations Need Conscience or Freedom? If You Want Employees to Prosper, Don't Heap Burdensome Regulations on Employers
'POPULISM" in America has been a force for liberty or tyranny, depending on the circumstances. Today, thanks to a de facto alliance among left-wing populists, right-wing populists, and the media, it's become little more than a slogan with which to bash...
Do Corporations Need Conscience or Freedom? It Appears That Calls to Help Workers Don't Apply beyond US Borders
PAT BUCHANAN'S stirring attacks against free trade and corporations have earned him the label of "economic populist" and the votes of many displaced American factory workers.Somehow, a former acolyte of Richard Nixon and Ronald Reagan became the only...
Dole Looks to the South to Narrow Field to One for Now, Calls for Party Unity Only Embolden His Rivals
BOB DOLE is poised to have another successful day tomorrow - at least when it comes to reaping delegates for the Republican Party nomination.The front-runner marched across the South this weekend with a confident lead in the seven states holding primaries...
Florida Emerges as Pivotal for Both Clinton and Dole
HE has virtually no opposition in tomorrow's Florida primary, but President Clinton is campaigning in the Sunshine State as if his political life depended on it.With Sen. Bob Dole expected to win the GOP primary race here, the focus among activists in...
For a 'Multiracial' Identity
HOW should the daughter of a black mother and a Hispanic father be classified? What about the son of a white man and a Japanese woman? In this country, demographics can be political destiny. Because the benefits of affirmative action and countless government...
Fragile Bangladesh Wobbles as Political Parties Squabble
LOCATED in the heart of Dhaka's business district, The Sonargaon is Bangladesh's most up-market hotel with luxury suites costing a cool $200 a night. But the marble foyer and fairy-tale fountains look out of place in one of the poorest countries in the...
If IRS Knocks, Audit Is Tougher Than Ever the Internal Revenue Service Is Getting Better at Targeting Its Field Visits
IT may be downsized, but the Internal Revenue Service probably knows more about American taxpayers than ever before, given the agency's increased ability to electronically cross-check available tax documents. And IRS audits may be tougher than ever,...
Learning How to Fill Our Nets from the Local Fishermen
It looked so easy. Every morning, just after dawn, we would watch the fishermen launch their cast nets like shimmering blue parachutes that the weights would sink to the bottom of the canal.My husband, Robert, and I live aboard our 37-foot Brown Searunner...
Motives Behind Reign of Terror World's Leaders Look for Ways to Curb Wave of Desperate Acts
AT the beginning of 1996 the prospects for peace appeared to be on the rise in two of the most conflict-battered areas on earth: Northern Ireland and the Middle East. Three months later, terrorist bombs are threatening to blow both places back into the...
Nonviolent Criminals: Lock 'Em Up? Americans Don't Feel Safe, but Hard-Line Approach Questioned by Liberals, Moderates
GET-TOUGH efforts to take criminals off the streets are coming under increasing scrutiny, as prison-building costs mount and nonviolent offenders are caught in the web designed primarily to snare violent offenders.In the United States last year, 84 percent...
Nuclear Deal Shows Shifting US-EU Ties American Critics Say Pact Trusts Europe Too Much
A NEW agreement between the United States and the European Union on nuclear trade indicates a quiet but substantial shift toward Europe in the transatlantic balance of power.The deal, which went into effect last night at midnight, allows Euratom (the...
Nuclear Watchdog Agency Probes Four New England Plants
THE Nuclear Regulatory Commission is bearing down on New England's largest utility with the force of a mid-winter nor'easter.Today, a team of up to 20 inspectors is scheduled to start combing through four nuclear plants run by the Hartford, Conn.,-based...
Political Reordering
THE United States appears to be finally reaching the last phase of a long-term, slow-motion political realignment of economic, regional, and ethnic groups. It's a reordering with profound implications for how political business is conducted. It's driven...
Prayer and Negotiating Bringing a Spiritual Perspective to World Events and Daily Life
DURING the last few months, American citizens and other nations have watched the budget battle between the Congress of the United States and President Clinton. This is just one example of how important it is to pray for government.What I mean here isn't...
Radio Spreads Words of Peace to News-Starved Refugees 'GOOD MORNING, ZAIRE'
DURING the 1994 genocide in Rwanda, the infamous Radio des Mille Collines (Radio of the Thousand Hills) was used by Hutu extremists to broadcast encouragement to the death squads killing Tutsis.Now radio broadcasts are being used for a peaceful purpose:...
Revised Antiterrorism Bill Rides Again
A CONTROVERSIAL antiterrorism bill, which seems to have more lives than a cat, will likely reach a vote in the House this week - testing how much lawmakers are willing to loosen civil liberties in the name of safety.The bill was first set in motion more...
Russia Is Now Rich Enough for Scams
IT is not every day that you come home to find in your mailbox an offer to send you $10,650,000 for doing nothing.Returning from a day in the country two weeks ago, however, I discovered that Chief Raphael Ameachi in Lagos, Nigeria, a stranger to me,...
Teaching Teens to Put a Stop to Dating Violence 1 in 8 Young Relationships Is Abusive. Adult Mentors Are Saying 'Enough Is Enough' and Helping Teens to Do the Same
Standing on a makeshift stage, a teenage boy and girl are discussing a party. The girl wants to attend, but her jealous boyfriend tells her she can't. "You're my girl," he says angrily. Then he grabs her, slaps her, and knocks her to the floor, saying,...
Two Hard-Rock Veterans Keep Crowds on Their Feet
Red Hot Chili PeppersAt Madison Square Garden in New York.Darker themes may have permeated the Red Hot Chili Peppers' music in recent years, but that didn't prevent the band from putting on a rock-and-roll party at the Garden. The Peppers, making...
'White Lies' Add Up to Demoralize America 'Public Intellectual' Says Many Wrongs Still Don't Make Right
IntegrityBy Stephen CarterBasic Books, 241 pp., $22'Integrity" is a word Americans voice often as an ideal.But in practice, Americans have lost touch with the real meaning of the term, argues Stephen Carter, a condition he feels is poisoning the body...
Who Pays for Alternative Medical Care? LEGAL FEUD
BY the millions, Americans are turning to alternative means of medical treatment - and most are paying for such care out of their own pockets.But in January, Washington State became the first in the nation to require health-care insurers to pay for "nontraditional"...
Will Stock Market Investors Feel Monday Morning Blues? FRIDAY PLUNGE
INVESTORS' eyes will focus on Wall Street this morning to see if a long-expected stock-market slump gets worse."We'll probably get a {trading} jolt or two early in the session," says Gregory Nie, chief technical analyst for investment house Everen Securities...