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 February 26, 1992

Armed Forces Going Extra Miles to Ease Exit from Services
LIKE many of his counterparts in the civilian work force, Master Sgt. Robert Novak, USAF, knew his employer was laying people off, thousands of them. But he admits that, when he found out that Uncle Sam was letting him go next July, he avoided thinking...
Australia's Keating Tries to Spur Economy
AUSTRALIA'S Prime Minister Paul Keating is hoping to put some hop into the economy.Mr. Keating, who admits partial responsibility for throwing Australia's economy into a tailspin, will announce a program of new government spending and incentives for...
A Winter's Tale from Belfast
THERE'S a romantic notion that Ireland - the Emerald Isle - is a stunning shade of green. This is true for most of the year, partly because it rains so much that sometimes you can hardly see your hand in front of your face. There's an old Irish saying...
Canada's Search for Identity Founding Events Didn't Create a Unifying National Myth
THERE is no Canadian story.There are English-Canadian stories, French-Canadian stories, Aboriginal-Canadian stories, Maritime-Canadian stories, Western Canadian stories, and New-Canadian stories.But these are not complementary accounts of the country...
China Jails Seven More Pro-Democracy Activists
CHINA announced on Feb. 25 jail sentences for seven more dissidents involved in the spring 1989 democracy movement in the biggest judgment of its kind in a year.The new trials signal that China's Communist leaders have no intention of easing political...
Democracy and God's Kingdom
MANY nations are facing what seems like an uncertain future as they grapple with both old and new forms of government. While each nation must reach its own conclusion as to which type of government is best, each of us can support honest efforts toward...
Deng Struggles to Set Reform Back on Track
ONE day last month while touring China's prosperous south to promote his market-oriented reforms, Chinese leader Deng Xiaoping came upon a jade tree in a lush botanical garden.To the cheers of his entourage, Mr. Deng reached out and felt the smooth bark...
Former Adviser Talks about Hatians' Dream
ONE of the few former high-level advisers to ousted President Jean-Bertrand Aristide to emerge from hiding, Claudette Werleigh, has reason enough to seem weary. Americans just don't seem to understand the Haitian condition, and that troubles her.On a...
German Presence in Czechoslovakia Sparks Concern over Dominance
WHEN German Chancellor Helmut Kohl visits Prague this week, he must tread lightly. He comes bringing a good-neighbor treaty, but even so, the Czechoslovakians have very ambivalent feelings about reunited Germany.On the one hand, they welcome the recent...
Haiti Reaches Fragile Accord on Restoring President Aristide
AFTER months of fitful negotiations to reinstate ousted President Jean-Bertrand Aristide, the priest-turned-politician and his parliamentary rivals reached accord this week on his eventual return to office.But within hours, the president himself sounded...
Irish Abortion Case Tests European Legal Standards
THE case of a 14-year-old Irish girl who became pregnant after she was raped is providing an emotion-charged example of how European Community law is gradually taking precedence over national law and chipping away at differences among the EC's member...
Israelis Bear Up under Severe Winter Blizzard and Flooding
ISRAEL: the land of ripe Jaffa oranges, glowing in the Mediterranean sun; of tropical fish and coral reefs by dazzling Red Sea beaches.But on Feb. 24, it became the land of 100,000 frozen chickens with the feathers still on, victims of frostbite when...
Larger World Role Forces China to Moderate Policies at Home FOREIGN RELATIONS
CHINA'S leaders, although condemned abroad, wield more influence in some areas of diplomacy than before their Army gunned down pro-democracy activists in 1989, foreign policy analysts say.Since the end of the cold war, Beijing has gone on the diplomatic...
Loss of Defense Jobs Not Seen as Devastating
IT'S a great thing for the world that the cold war is over. But peace can be devastating if your job depends on the United States defense industry.How hard-hitting will Pentagon cutbacks be? One new congressional report says it is possible that almost...
Montreal's Haitians Vow to Continue Vigil until Aristide's Return
MARCHING two abreast in the sidewalk slush and bitter cold of Montreal at twilight, supporters of exiled Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide chant and sing protests as they have each day for the past five-months in a vigil seeking his return to...
Peace and Politics
MIDDLE East peace negotiators have gathered again in Washington, a positive development in itself. The talks survive, though events distant from the peace table make progress difficult.Peace went into eclipse last week, as Israel responded to attacks...
Recognize Former Soviet Republics without Strings
THE trip by Secretary of State James Baker III to the Central Asian republics of the Commonwealth of Independent States has raised once more the question of whether the United States should attach conditions to the recognition of new states and the establishment...
Reform with a Life of Its Own Unable to Arrest the Trend toward a Market-Oriented Economy and Provincial Autonomy, Beijing's Communist Leaders Now Face a Pattern of Wealth and Development That Increasingly Shuts out the Center. CHINA'S ECONOMY
Beijing's hard-line leaders have failed to reverse China's momentum toward regional autonomy and a market-oriented economy, despite stifling demands for political liberalization since 1989.The Communist Party approved a sweeping plan to strengthen many...
Rossini and River Rouge
THE skirt of her black dress fluffed in the stage-floor dust. She walked to the singer's bay at the crook of the piano. Her dress was drawn tight at the waist, scooped at the neck, its sleeves puffed from the shoulders. White skin, black hair, scarlet...
Ruling Party Fails to Win Loyalty of Fractious Army
MILITARY units are defying orders from Beijing in a blatant sign that China's leaders cannot count on the Army to be a sure defender against popular unrest, military analysts say.Military units have ignored, altered, and counteracted orders. Some units...
South African Referendum Sets Up Battle for Mandate on Negotiated Settlement Test of White Support for Reforms Splits Conservatives, While the ANC Is under Pressure to Back Ruling Party
PRESIDENT Frederik de Klerk's decision to stake his political future on a snap whites-only poll on reform March 17 could precipitate a political realignment in South Africa.The announcement Feb. 24 by Mr. De Klerk that the referendum would be the final...
Stagnation Clouds American Dream
THE American Dream of steady wage increases and easier living, often realized in the past, has given way to a starker reality.Upward mobility has been largely supplanted by economic stagnation. Americans now work longer hours, with lower pay and less...
Televised Jousts Set New Tone in British Campaign Commons Question Periods Heat Up as Leaders Vie for Camera's Eye
FOR the first time in the run-up to a British general election voters are enjoying a ring-side seat from which to gauge the caliber of the leaders who want to run the country for the next five years.It is called Prime Minister's Questions - PMQs to journalists...
THE WORLD FROM.Washington United States and Commonwealth of Independent States Move Quickly to Defuse Long-Range Nuclear Arms
'NUCLEAR Arms Talks Stall" used to be a common headline in US newspapers. Year after year, through the bad old days of the cold war, the story was repeated: Arms pacts were hung up because the superpowers were squabbling over nuclear detail.Today "Arms...
Winding Down the Afghan War
AFTER more than 12 years of fighting, the guns may soon fall silent in Afghanistan.The conflict, which has cost 1 million lives and sent about 6 million refugees fleeing into Pakistan, began in 1979 with the Soviet Army's invasion to prop up a puppet...
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