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 4, 1991

An `American Peace' Won't Work the Post-War Gulf Is Not Post-War Europe; the US Must Tread Lightly a New Path Series: CUT IT OUT! A Feature for NIE Week. Part One of a 5-Part Series. Sixth of Six Articles Appearing Today
AS talk turns to the postwar picture in the Persian Gulf, there is more frequent mention of a Pax Americana. But such an "American Peace," to be shaped and enforced by the United States as part of George Bush's "new world order," is a snare and a delusion.The...
Ancient Words of War Wisdom Series: CUT IT OUT! A Feature for NIE Week. Part One of a 5-Part Series. Fourth of Six Articles Appearing Today
CHINA'S most venerated military strategist has some advice for United States generals fighting Saddam Hussein:"At the beginning, when enticing the enemy into combat, appear as shy as a young maiden."Move like the wind or stand firm as the forest; be...
Arab World Remains Deeply Divided over Gulf Crisis
RELIEF spread across the Middle East with news of a Gulf cease-fire yesterday. But the deep divisions within the Arab world wrought by Iraq's annexation of Kuwait and the war are likely to persist for some time.For months, Arab and Western coalition...
A Roadside Urban Morality Play
WITHOUT knowing it, you may be familiar with the nontraditional art of Los Angeles artist/social provocateur Robbie Conal. Conal is the hand and wit behind those poster portraits of high visibility figures that crop up in major United States cities splattered...
Burma: A Key Test for Bush's `New Order'
PRESIDENT BUSH has called for a new world order that incorporates human rights and universal standards of behavior for all nations. It remains to be seen if the president is being sincere or if American foreign policy will continue its geopolitical business-as-usual...
California Cities Impose Rigid Water Restrictions Cuts Show Drought Outlook Is Bleaker Than Anticipated
IN her Friday water bill, Susie Sirota was warned that if she didn't cut her household water use by half, she would be fined: $3 for every 750 additional gallons plus 15 percent of her full, two-month water bill. Second and third offenses would carry...
`Citizen Carter': An Admiring Look
JIMMY CARTER is sitting in the Alaskan wilderness, wearing a Lincolnesque look of semi-tragic reflection. "The biggest failure we had was a political failure," he says, "I never was able to convince the American people that I was a forceful and strong...
Dan Namingha: American Indian Artist on the World Stage
PAINTER Dan Namingha's landscapes and figures derive as much from abstract expressionism as from the elegant history of his own people's creative product.Mr. Namingha is proud of his Hopi and Tewa heritage, and his pueblo culture is the single greatest...
Demand for Energy-Saving Bulbs Has Suppliers Rushing to Keep Up
THE rapid growth of electric utility programs that encourage energy-efficient lighting is making it hard for manufacturers to keep up with demand.When Boston Edison awarded Osram a contract for 300,000 compact fluorescent bulbs last year, the purchase...
Fighting to Revive Society's Dispirited Soul like Noah after the Flood, Says Philosopher Carol Ochs, Today We Face a Post-Holocaust World. We Can Draw Lessons from Noah, She Says, and Other Figures Who Kept Faith and Moved Forward after Devastating Setbacks. Series: GOD AND SOCIETY. Part 3 of a 5-Part Series
CAROL Ochs is down to the nitty-gritty. She is down to the point of laying it all out simply. In plain language."Life is a profound gift, and it makes me sad that some people can't experience how wonderful this world is," she says. "I'm really trying...
Germany Aims to Improve Relations with Israel in Wake of Gulf War
AFTER hitting rock bottom a month ago, official relations between Germany and Israel appear to be improving, in part because Bonn is considerably increasing aid to the Jewish state.There has been a "favorable change" in relations, Benjamin Navon, Israeli...
Get Ready for Peace
IS it sensible to say peace is inevitable? Yes, because peace, and not war, is of God. Peace is what every heart on earth is yearning for. Though it requires great -- and continuing -- work, peace is still the rightful state of affairs among nations.Of...
Gulf War Bares Gaps among Arab Economies Oil-Rich States Feel Pressure of Being Asked to Bear Much of War Cost Plus Economic Aid Series: THE GULF: AFTER THE WAR. Part 2 of a 5-Part Series
OIL-rich sheikdoms have successfully helped to fend off Iraq's pointed aggression, but they face a future threat that also goes beyond borders.It is the festering discontent among the Arab poor, many of whom rallied to Saddam Hussein's call for an equitable...
Home Video Firms Grow, but Slower
DAN Jury loves watching movies. Perhaps that's why he started a business that is now renting out films to 12,000 subscribers in the United States and abroad.Mr. Jury is president of Home Film Festival, a privately held company in Scranton, Pa., which...
Incentive Waning for Energy Plan Abundant Worldwide Oil Supplies and Cheap Prices Have Taken the Heat off Washington. OIL AND US POLITICS
A RARE "window of opportunity" for the United States to adopt a comprehensive energy policy may be slamming shut.Victory in the Persian Gulf war removes a major incentive for Congress and the White House to push through a strong new energy program to...
Kuwaitis Tell of Atrocities during Harsh Iraqi Rule as Kuwaitis Weigh with Sadness Seven Months of Iraqi Occupation, Arab Countries Take the First Steps toward Confronting the Deep Regional Divisions the Gulf War Has Created
`WE are so happy we do not want to go to sleep."Capt. Ali, who asked not to be further identified, grinned broadly as he and his Kuwait Army colleagues talked late into Saturday night over endless glasses of sweet tea in the light of a flickering lantern.But...
Lessons from Civilization's Cradle
HELLENISM IN LATE ANTIQUITY. By G. W. Bowersock, University of Michigan Press, 107 pp., $24.95, 2)ALEXANDER TO ACTIUM: THE HISTORIAL EVOLUTION OF THE HELLENISTIC AGE. By Peter Green, University of California Press, 970 pp., $45, 3)PERICLES OF ATHENS ...
Native Artists Find a Place Institute for American Indian Art Shows Signs of Resurgence
AMERICAN Indian art crosses every art medium and style known. It's a lot more than silver jewelry, fine pottery, or exquisite weaving, though it encompasses those venerable forms.From performance art, filmmaking, and painting, to sculpture, graphic design,...
NATO Still Stands
`WHEN you deprive it of its essence, it becomes ... an empty shell."Thus Poland's foreign minister described the Warsaw Pact military alliance that quietly dissolved itself last week in Budapest.As Soviet Defense Minister Yazov and Foreign Minister Bessmertnykh...
Palestianians in Kuwait Face Severe Reprisals for Alleged Collaboration Series: CUT IT OUT! A Feature for NIE Week. Part One of a 5-Part Series. Second of Six Articles Appearing Today
AS Kuwaiti resistance fighters and regular Army soldiers sweep Kuwait City in search of collaborators with the recent Iraqi occupation, Palestinian residents here live in fear.Palestinians, widely blamed for working alongside the Iraqi authorities during...
Peru's Fujimori Weighs in on Behalf of Street Sellers Nation's Informal Economy Is Protected in President's Economic Plan
ON any major street corner in Lima you can purchase through your car window such varied merchandise as coat hangers, car oil, or contraband chocolate. You can buy or sell dollars and just about anything else.Street vendors and unofficial taxi drivers...
Reading to Enlighten Middle East Watchers
TWO types of books dominate studies on the Middle East. There are journalistic, travel and pop historical accounts that stress drama, anecdote, and the obvious tensions and contradictions of the region, but which hardly explain their sources or dynamics....
Students Not Hampered by Bilingual Study, Report Says the Debate over Bilingual Education Has Focused on Methods. but a Federal Study Shows That Many Teachers Do Not Motivate Students Well
SPANISH-speaking students who receive bilingual instruction advance at the same rate as other students and are not hindered in learning English, according to a long-awaited report from the US Department of Education.The $45-million study appears to affirm...
Taiwan's GATT Membership - Fully Deserved, Yet Elusive
THE following are facts about Taiwan's economic achievements: Taiwan is one of the largest trading partners of the US. Taiwan is the 13th-largest trader in the world. Taiwan has the largest foreign-exchange reserves in the world ($70 billion). And Taiwan...
The Demise of A Neighborhood Deli
THE Bagel Nosh, a cafeteria-style deli on Chicago's Near North Side, reminds me of the Isaac Bashevis Singer short story about a cafeteria on the Lower East Side of Manhattan. Old, Jewish immigrants at the turn of the century gathered there to exchange...
The Keating Five ( Scratched out ) Three ( Scratched out ) One
IN its conclusion that two of the senators identified as the Keating Five merely "exercised poor judgment," and that two others did nothing worse than "gave the appearance of being improper," the Senate Ethics Committee itself gave an appearance of impropriety....
UN Sets Terms for Gulf Cease-Fire Council Retains Sanctions, Backs Kuwait Reconstruction
THE United Nations Security Council agreed over the weekend with an American strategy to deny, for the time being, either a cease-fire or an end to the economic embargo imposed against Iraq.By maintaining the mandatory punitive sanctions it imposed six...
Vietnam Refugee Wins Case against Repatriation
HONG KONG'S effort to repatriate tens of thousands of Vietnamese "boat people" has been complicated with the court victory of a Vietnamese man who challenged the government's refugee screening procedure as "flawed" and "unfair."The court judgment marks...
War Caused Surge in Shortwave Radio Sales Series: CUT IT OUT! A Feature for NIE Week. Part One of a 5-Part Series. Third of Six Articles Appearing Today
AMONG the victors in the Gulf war was shortwave radio. Companies in the United States were selling all types of receivers faster than they could import them. The biggest sellers of portable shortwave radios are Radio Shack, Sony, Sangean, and Grundig."Everybody's...
Wisconsin Works to Make Welfare Work
YOUNG kids having kids is not good. Teenage pregnancy is a problem of an ever increasing dimension.That's why the Parental and Family Responsibility Initiative put forth by Gov. Tommy G. Thompson's administration in Wisconsin is receiving a lot of scrutiny.Government...
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