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 6, 1995

A Cold-War Reality Check: Didn't Communism Die?? Dictatorship Is Passe in Old Soviet Bloc, but Communist Parties See Resurgence
TWO things have been amply demonstrated in the six years that have elapsed since the collapse of the Berlin Wall: that communism is dead - and that it isn't. It is a measure of the halting nature of the revolution that swept communist regimes from...
At-Home Businesses Get a Sympathetic Ear on Capitol Hill
WHEN Pat Choate begins work each morning, he doesn't have to contend with traffic snarls in the nation's capital. And picking out which tie to wear is no longer a difficult decision. The reason: The prominent economist does all his high-priced consulting ...
British Ambassadors Consider Adding A Princess to Ranks
BY raising the stakes in her bid to retain a high-profile role separate from that of her estranged husband, the Princess of Wales has once again succeeded in stunning the royal family and at the same time pleasing a sizable section of the British...
California Utilities at Charged Crossroad in What May Become a National Model, the Golden State Decides Today How Far Down the Free-Market Path It Will Go in the Production, Sale, and Distribution of Electricity
THE details are enough to glaze over the eyes of the average consumer and several holiday dinner hams. But the overall decision may affect how much 30 million Californians shell out for electricity and how the rest of the nation's trillion- dollar...
Called Cash Launderers, Panamanians Hit Back Country Passes Laws to Foster Clean Banking
SOME say the piles of money laundered through Panama City are as tall as the apartment buildings in Paitilla, a posh residential district here. Others say these skyscrapers are ventures of major money launderers. To the US government, Panama's illegal...
Damascus Won't Accept 'Peace at Any Price' Syrians Are Ready to Make a Deal with Israel, but Only on Condition the Israelis Completely Withdraw from the Golan Heights
IN Arabic ba'd salaam means "after peace." It is a phrase heard repeatedly today from Syrians of all classes, ethnic groups, religions, and occupations. The phrase refers to the Israeli-Syrian peace negotiations that have cyclically started and stalled...
Democracy's Chances in Haiti
WHAT happens after Haiti's presidential election Dec. 17 is less important than the election itself. Can Haiti sustain its new democracy? Can the new president and government fend off coups and a return of military dictatorship? Despotism has always...
Disgruntled Serbs around Sarajevo Threaten Peace as NATO Arrives PITFALL OF PEACE PLAN
AS the first American "peacekeepers" arrive in Bosnia, contention over Serb-held suburbs of Sarajevo may threaten the US-brokered peace deal and put NATO troops at risk. Already there are signs that optimism about the American-led NATO mission to...
Europe's Stake in Bosnia
WHAT'S at stake in Bosnia could be larger than the future of that tortured land - or even than questions about America's superpower credibility. The drawn-out tragedy in former Yugoslavia provides a significant measure of Europe's ability to erect...
Families Push to Free Pilots Held by Serbs
IT'S Day 99 for two missing French pilots in Bosnia, and their families think that's at least 89 days too many. "The Americans won release of their journalist after only 10 days," says Isabelle Souvignet. Her husband, Jose, was shot down over Pale,...
Florida Townsfolk Cheer for Hometown Warrior in the GOP 'Revolution'
BLINK at the wrong time, or drive too quickly, and you'll miss this town. It's a small dot on a gray line on a map. The only sign of community is a red-brick schoolhouse rising from a patchwork quilt of peanut farms and downy cotton fields. It is...
Healing Role of Spirituality Gains Ground
VARIOUS forms of spirituality have long knocked on the door of mainstream medicine, asking for acknowledgment as effective treatment. But that knocking is now getting more insistent as a number of medical practitioners, armed with research data and...
Honor Codes: Newest Pledge on Campuses Colleges Look to Codes to Curb Rise in Student Cheating
JOHN TRAINOR has spent the past several years taking dozens of tests - and he's witnessed more than a few of his classmates cheat. "I've seen people talking during tests and using calculators when they shouldn't," says Mr. Trainor, a senior majoring...
In Defense of the Perfect 'Pride and Prejudice' When TV Takes on a Jane Austen Classic, Devoted British Fans Speak Up
We look at each other. "But that took place indoors!" we chime together. "Indoors," I repeat. "Not out in the garden." "Definitely indoors," my spouse agrees. Still, Lady Catherine de Bourgh - out in the garden - faces Elizabeth Bennett. "Miss...
Interview with Actor, Activist Harry Belafonte
As a kid, Harry Belafonte was inspired by the Charlie Chaplin films that lampooned the industrial revolution and the Nazis. His appreciation for such films as "The Great Dictator" begat the inspiration he got from Sean O'Casey, Arthur Miller, Shakespeare, ...
'It's Values, Stupid,' Political Essayist Argues
VALUES MATTER MOST: HOW REPUBLICANS OR DEMOCRATS OR A THIRD PARTY CAN WIN AND RENEW THE AMERICAN WAY OF LIFE By Ben J. Wattenberg Free Press, 426 pp., $25 `IT'S the economy, stupid!" The phrase scribbled on a wall in the 1992 Clinton-campaign's...
Keeping It Together - Barely Four Families in Joliet, Ill., Struggle to Hang onto a Middle-Class Lifestyle That Is Proving Increasingly Elusive to Them and Many Americans. Series: MIDDLE CLASS CRUNCH. Last of Two Parts. Part One Ran Last Week
AS the morning sun glints off the windshield of his rusty brown van, Don Harris crosses the hump of a steel drawbridge on the Des Plaines River into Joliet, Ill., with a load of magazines he delivers for $72 each week. The job helps Mr. Harris soothe...
Kimono Maker Honors Tradition of Innovation Intricate Details Create Luminescent Landscapes in Works at the Smithsonian
Itchiku Kubota is racing against time. The world's finest kimono maker wants to craft an entire panorama of his exquisite garments to depict the four seasons and the universe. Trouble is, says the near-octogenarian, he has finished only the 30 kimonos...
New Foreign Auto Plants in US May Bring Shakeout
EARNEST but off-key, the high school band blared from the back of the auditorium, while a procession of local leaders took their place on stage. Then a motorcade pulled to a stop outside Princeton High School, in Princeton, Ind. Casual observers...
Newspaper Legend's Life in the Press and in Private
A GOOD LIFE: NEWSPAPERING AND OTHER ADVENTURES By Ben Bradlee Simon and Schuster 514 pages, $27.50 BEN BRADLEE'S memoirs, "A Good Life: Newspapering and Other Adventures," make a strange book. Perhaps that's because the author, the longtime Washington...
One Writer Finds His Place in the World of Worthy Ideas
Over the past decade or more, I have found that an idea, theme, or a philosophy that I've developed and used as the basis for an essay, poem, or short story springs up from the head, heart, and hands of someone else - before I can get mine out to...
Praying about Disease
IF you or a friend has been diagnosed as having some serious disease-or if you just wish to pray about disease-there is something you can turn to. It is Christian Science-the Science of Christ. This Science is the essence of Christ Jesus' teachings;...
Russians Vote for Their Wallet, National Identity in Campaign Cynicism, Apathy May Defeat Reform Path in Dec. 17 Elections
'I'M going to vote for a party that wants to radically change the economic situation." Marta Kharitonova, a young student librarian in this quiet, graceful provincial town would scarcely call herself a voice of the people. But when she talks about...
Shoulder-to-Shoulder Evidence of American Civilization
THE late premier of France, Georges Clemenceau, supposedly said, "America is the only nation in history which ... has gone from barbarism to degeneration without the usual interval of civilization." The remark is also attributed to Anthony Trollope's...
The Monitor's Guide to Bestsellers
b = Favorable review n = Unfavorable review M = Mixed review - = No review noted The Christian Science Monitor The New York Times Kirkus Review of Books Los Angeles Times Selected reviews 1)1 3 MISS America, by Howard Stern, Regan Books/Harper...
The News in Brief
The US Starting what could be a media mogul news battle, ABC said it will create a 24-hour all-news network that will compete with CNN. Captial Cities/ABC is being acquired by The Walt Disney Co. CNN is owned by Time Warner and Ted Turner. ABC says...
When a Notable Collection of Art Breaks Up the Sale of Giorgio Morandi Works Raises Issues
The art world is a thing of simultaneous contrasts. In London on Nov. 28, the annual Turner Prize was awarded at the Tate Gallery, with consequent publicity. The same day, 91 works by one of the 20th century's great masters were auctioned with little...
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