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 January 15, 1992

A Chinese Novel of Back-Country Reform
THE prize-winning novel "Turbulence" may disappoint connoisseurs of the most avante-garde Chinese literature, but not readers looking for a better understanding of modern China.The newly translated work by mainland Chinese writer Jia Pingwa offers Western...
A Different Way of Looking at Salary - and Responsibility
FROM President Bush's visit to Japan and the mixed reviews it has drawn has arisen a wave of introspection about American industry.Much was made of how the salaries of top executives are so much higher a multiple of the earnings of shop-floor workers...
Alberta Premier's Speech Revives Bilingual Debate, Controversy over Unity
CANADA'S constitutional debate has been thrown into turmoil because the premier of Alberta has questioned one of Canada's sacred cows - bilingualism."We need to find a way to remove the irritants among us, and enforced bilingualism has become such a...
Algeria's Turmoil
DEMOCRATIZATION is not a well-marked path from one-party rule to participatory politics. Old political habits and cultural influences constantly force unforeseen turns. Algeria is the latest case in point.President Chadli Benjedid began steering his...
Arab League Chief: Taking the Long View INTERVIEW
SINCE his unanimous election last May as secretary general of the 21-member Arab League, Ahmed Esmat Abdel-Meguid a former Egyptian foreign minister, has given his organization a low profile. But as the Arab world continues to digest the impact of the...
Army Cancels Elections in Algeria Interim Government Looks for Means to Dissolve the Popular Islamic Fundamentalist Party
THE Algerian government, reduced to key military and ministerial officials after the Jan. 11 resignation of President Chadli Benjedid and the dissolution of parliament, is developing a national stabilization plan that does not foresee presidential and...
A Small Town Comes to Terms with Scud-Attack Losses ONE YEAR AFTER DESERT STORM
ON Feb. 25, 1991, Staff Sgt. Dave Campbell was lying on his bunk in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, thinking about getting up, thinking about the air sirens that were wailing. Suddenly, he was flying violently through the air."It wasn't a boom. It was a crack,...
A Splotch of Color for Winter
IF someone were to ask me to choose between writing an essay on the Taj Mahal or on the last rose of summer, I'd take the rose - even if it was down to its last petal. Beautiful, cold, white marble leaves me - well, just a little cold.Roses are warm...
A Year after War, Unity Eludes Arabs
ONE year after bombs began falling on Baghdad, the Gulf war has left Arab nations humiliated by that crushing display of Western military might, profoundly divided among themselves, and searching vainly for a new regional order to restore their voice...
Bill T. Jones Takes on Weill Revival the Boston Lyric Opera Enlists Avant-Garde Director for a Little-Known Kurt Weill Musical. MUSIC: INTERVIEW
BILL T. JONES has his work cut out for him. And he knows it. As an innovative and energetic choreographer and director, his name heads the list of top avant-garde artists working in the United States. Mr. Jones has signed on to a formidable project:...
Bring on the 'Celestial Police'
THERE are a couple of astronomical anniversaries this month worth noting.It's 191 years since a group of sky-scanners, who styled themselves the "celestial police," discovered Ceres, the first officially recorded asteroid. And it's just a year since...
Conservatives Are Glum as Polls, Economic Slump Portend Electoral Losses as British Parliament Opens Its Last Session before General Elections, Only 1 in 5 Voters Believes Country's Economic Recovery Has Begun
BRITISH voters don't appear to be listening to Prime Minister John Major's claims that his Conservative Party deserves another five years in office.Instead, amid continuing economic downturn, signs are growing that at the general election expected to...
Drought, Landmines, Greet Refugees Returning Home COSTS OF WAR
THE road to Keren, Eritrea's second-largest city, is littered with the twisted, rusting remains of Ethiopian Army vehicles. The highway is in shreds, its aging asphalt torn up by the military traffic and not repaired for more than a decade.But not only...
Eritrea's Path to Independence after a 30-Year War, Residents of This Red Sea Land Struggle to Rebuild and Win Recognition for Their Dream of Sovereignty
EACH evening Asmara's tree-lined boulevards are crammed with people strolling from one end of the city to the other, enjoying the simple freedom of walking after dark denied them for the past two decades under constant curfew.The facades of many downtown...
George Bush, the Energizer President
WE must often resort to certain axioms in decisionmaking, in public as in personal life.When pressed to respond immediately with a decision, for example, it can be useful to answer, "If it has to be now, it's no." Urgency in such cases should not intrude...
Healing Broken Relationships
HATRED, jealousy, envy, are destructive not only to individuals, where they lead to broken marriages and friendships, but to communities and nations, where violence, clashing cultures, broken treaties, and even war may be the results.It may seem that...
In China: The Sign of the Fish
THE crackdown on Chinese Christians reported in this and other newspapers is another human-rights grievance President George Bush and other Western leaders should lodge against Beijing's hard-liners.Chinese officials eased up on laws against the practice...
Israel's Expulsions Breed More Trouble
ISRAEL'S announced expulsion of 12 Palestinians accused of inciting riots and violence in the occupied territories raises legal, moral, and political questions.What law could conceivably justify the expulsion of a person from his homeland? True, the...
Japan Premier Seeks Korean Partnership in World Diplomacy
KIICHI MIYAZAWA, embarking on his first overseas trip as prime minister on Jan. 16, plans to ask South Korea, a vocal critic of Japan among Asian nations, to become a partner in regional diplomacy, say Japanese officials.His three-day trip, however,...
Left-Leaning Ontario Minister Courts Big Business
ED PHILIP isn't asking that Canadian businessmen love him, just that they respect what he's trying to do.As the newly appointed Minister of Industry, Trade, and Technology for Ontario, he is faced with one of Canada's toughest jobs:engineering an industrial...
Look Southward, US the Biggest Trade Opportunities for the United States Aren't with Japan, but with the Newly Opening Economies of Latin America. THE GLOBAL ECONOMY
THE market-opening objectives that were sought in vain by President Bush on his recent foray to Japan should be pursued closer to home - in Mexico and the rest of Latin America - where they are far more easily attainable. Mexico is ready to sign a North...
Maxwell Hearings Raise Key Questions on British Parliamentary Review
TWO sons of the late Robert Maxwell have raised major constitutional issues by refusing to answer questions from a US-style parliamentary committee.The committee is investigating the disappearance of millions of pounds from Maxwell company pension funds.On...
New Owners Buoy the European
THE European, the English-language weekly newspaper launched by the late Robert Maxwell, has been rescued from oblivion by millionaire twins who are planning to keep it going for at least three years.They hope to expand the European's circulation beyond...
News Currents
MIDDLE EAST AND GULF</P><P>Israel's precarious government coalition faced collapse Jan. 14 when leaders of two extreme right-wing religious parties threatened to pull out if the Israeli delegation at the Middle East peace negotiations...
Push Hard for GATT
THIS is the GATT that has nine lives. But is even this knack for survivability enough to produce a new global trading order?Negotiators from the 108 nations comprising the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade met in Geneva Jan. 13 to resume arduous...
'Quick Fix' Lure Tempts Candidates US Voters' Perceptions on Economy Not Expected to Change by Election Day
PRESIDENT Bush's plummeting approval ratings are a bitter reminder that American voters hold him accountable for the troubled economy.Yet another year in the history of economic policy shifts during presidential election years, 1992 could produce some...
Rekindling the Bonfires of the Innocent Past
THE scene could well have been a subject for still-life study for the discerning artist. The late-afternoon sun pouring through the skylight fell in golden patches upon the wooden floorboards of the attic, illuminating Grandma's old mementos. A scattering...
Reviving a National Church RELIGION
EARLY last May, Abba Petros decided to return home after 15 years in exile in the United States. On his way, he stopped in Alexandria, Egypt, to meet the Coptic Christian pope, the titular head of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church.It was a visit that would...
Spain Aids Research Link to America
DOMINGO DOCAMPO AMOEDO is not a Don Quixote living a dream. Nor is he a Spaniard aspiring to become a conqueror in the New World. But much like Christopher Columbus, he has an agenda in mind: to globalize the world through education."The consortium {the...
Tech Upgrade for Latin America Multi-Continent Consortium Can Help Southern Members Close the Computer-Equipment Gap
BEDRICK MAGAS is studying an unusually large gap in the ozone layer over Punta Arenas, a Chilean port set on the Straight of Magellan, almost at the very tip of South America. His research, at Universidad de Magallanes, could have much to say about changes...
War Made Couple's Relationship Stronger ONE YEAR AFTER DESERT STORM
THERE is a new "Home Sweet Home" doormat on the porch of Eugene and Bernadette Presta's small, ranch-style house here. In the nine months since Eugene returned from the Persian Gulf war on April 13, the values of home, family, community, and country...

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