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 September 19, 1991

Accepting Grace into Our Experience
WHEN we spend the evening at the home of a gracious host, we experience kindness, generosity, attentiveness to our needs, concern for our welfare. We have a good time. We leave feeling enriched and valued.As we look back we will be grateful for the...
Africa's Diverse Nation-States Aren't Likely to Balkanize
THE Soviet Union is breaking up. So is Yugoslavia. Can Africa, and the remainder of the developing world, be far behind?Just as the Soviet Union's internal empire consists of ethnic groups and nationalities cobbled together without regard to history...
A Keeper of Other People's Dreams
HE marked papers in green ink so we would never feel "called," flagged in stoplight red. He spoke to us wisely as if we were walking across a pasture and he happened to point out a thistle that had survived the agriculture, a thing of beauty but not...
Angry Asian-American Anthology
IN the United States, the old belief in assimilation - the so-called "melting pot has fallen into disfavor. Members of minority groups have taken a long, hard look at their parents' or grandparents' eagerness to shed a distinctive heritage in the rush...
A Pay-per-View Test
LEON Demar, an avid opera lover who lives on Manhattan's Upper East Side, saw a commercial for the opening of the Metropolitan Opera's 25th season at Lincoln Center on his cable channel, inviting him to order the event on pay-per-view (PPV) television.Mr....
Cameroon Opposition Restive despite Reforms
AN open truck with soldiers standing in the back rolls down a main street, past a cinema. A few blocks away, several buildings are burned out; another has had its windows smashed. Inside this port city's government radio building, the station director...
Castro and the Future of Cuban Communism
ON Oct. 10, Fidel Castro will face an interesting test of his political strength. The Cuban Communist Party Congress meets to discuss what has been billed as the "future of Cuban communism."The debate - if it takes place - could hardly come at a worse...
China's Flood Victims Speak out Families in Hard-Hit Anhui Province Have Seen Little Aid, despite Government Promises
SHI DUOMEI wades through the muddy, thigh-deep flood waters engulfing the collapsed earthen homes of her village in northern Anhui Province.A damp cloth shades Mrs. Shi's head from the sweltering, mid-morning sun as she collects tiny fish, crayfish,...
Chorus of Disapproval Grows over Advertisers' Influence
ADVERTISERS, who have always influenced television programming, are today more powerful than ever.Recently, with the recession squeezing program producers, and network viewers moving to cable channels, the large corporations that buy commercial time...
Croatians Call on Europe to Monitor Cease-Fire Abuses
THE European Community peace envoy to the Balkans, Britain's Lord Carrington, says the new Yugoslav cease-fire is the last check on full-scale war here. But his words went unheeded in Croatia yesterday, as fighting continued past the cease-fire deadline...
Democrats in Russia Battle among Themselves Reformers Say That the Republic's New Leadership Is Adopting Authoritarian Methods of Old
THE ornate hall on the second floor of the Moscow City Council building has been transformed from a reception room into a battle-planning center.Amid the gilt, mirrors, and red wallpaper, chairs have been pushed aside to make room for the cots of 11...
Economy Ignores Fed's Lowering of Interest Rates Tight Lending Requirements by Wary Banks, Low Consumer Confidence Impede Borrowing
THE Federal Reserve Board, broadly perceived as the only government shop with the tools to direct United States economic policy, may not be up to the job.It's not for lack of trying. The Fed has reduced interest rates four times since last December,...
Free Enterprise System Sweeps into Hanoi
JUST a few years ago profit was a dirty word in this tropical capital. But today Vietnam is embracing sweeping economic reforms, intended to move the country from Marx to market. This has transformed profit and enterprise into symbols of excellence,...
Guatemala Confronts Past Rights Abuses
A LONG a quarter-mile stretch of barely passable dirt road outside the tiny village of Chontala, Guatemala is coming face to face with its brutal military past.It is here that forensic experts from Argentina have begun to exhume bodies from three mass...
Inching toward Justice Movement by Chile's Supreme Court to Resolve a 1976 Murder Case Could Improve Relations with the US and Reestablish the Rule of Law in Chile
IT is rare for interests crucial to two nations to be bound up in the resolution of a crime. Yet the assassination of Orlando Letelier and Ronni Moffitt is such a crime. For the United States, the case is a litmus test of its commitment to oppose international...
In East Asia, Many Peoples Seek Statehood
EAST Asia, like East Europe and the Balkans, is home to many stateless nations - peoples who have lost sovereignty and are part of larger political entities. Concern that a "new world order" may cast present political boundaries in cement is prompting...
Interethnic Conflicts Pose Greatest Threat to Soviets Needed: Formula for 'Smooth and Peaceful Disintegration' of USSR. INTERVIEW: SOVIET POLITICAL SCIENTIST
ANDRANIK MIGRANIAN, a prominent Soviet political scientist, is considered an original thinker, whose writings have significant impact on current politics. He is a member of the Soviet Academy of Sciences and works at its Institute of International Economic...
Major's Popularity May Prompt Early Vote Conservative Officials Say Next Vote Will Focus on Personalities
BRITAIN'S ruling Conservatives think they may have found the issue most likely to give them a decisive edge in the coming general election: the low public approval ratings of Neil Kinnock, the Labour Party leader, compared with Prime Minister John Major's...
News Currents
UNITED STATES</P><P>US Air Force units will be moved to Saudi Arabia to force Iraq to comply with a UN cease-fire resolution, a senior administration official traveling with President Bush aboard Air Force One said yesterday. NBC television...
North Wins on a 'Technicality'
THE decision Monday by Iran-contra special prosecutor Lawrence Walsh to drop the charges against Oliver North was a victory for the former White House aide. Was it a victory for the American system of justice? No, and yes.In one sense it's a miscarriage...
Peace Corps Memories Still Haunt Volunteers Point to Lesser-Known Goal of Corps: American Understanding of Other Nations
A LONG with the color slides, the gaunt look, and the native sandals, Peace Corps volunteers return home with a little piece of emotional baggage.Whether stamped "Ghana" or "Guatemala," the baggage contains the elements common to every third-world experience:...
Regulatory Tide Ebbs and Flows Business Groups and Conservatives Try to Stem Stronger Enforcement of Federal Regulations since End of the Reagan Era, Seeking Studies of Costs versus Benefits in Such Areas as Antitrust Activities, Food, Drugs, and Alcoholic Beverages
A REGULATORY renaissance in the Bush administration may be slowing as the White House brings more scrutiny to bear on federal regulators."We are looking at ways to work more closely with the heads of various agencies to insure an overall coordination...
Sweden's Tax Revolt
SWEDISH citizens voted with their shrinking pocketbooks when they went to the polls last Sunday. Tired of paying the highest taxes in the Western world, they rejected the governing Social Democrats, architects of the country's welfare state. With only...
Thomas's Strengths
THE ordeal of public scrutiny ended this week for Clarence Thomas. The substance of his answers was not always what inquiring senators - or the listening public - might have liked. But without a doubt Americans got a feel for a man almost sure to occupy...
Tough Times for TV Networks Face Trouble on Nightly Newscasts. TELEVISION'S FUTURE
NETWORK television news, usually at its best and sharpest when there is trouble in the world, is in deep trouble itself.Modern communications have allowed independent stations to air their own national and international coverage, creating the impression...
TV Books with an Inside Edge Two Authors Address the Networks' Victories and Shortcomings
NETWORK news, particularly as it relates to NBC, is splendidly related and analyzed in "Out of Thin Air," by Reuven Frank, who was twice president of NBC News.From Huntley-Brinkley (Mr. Frank came up with the famous "Good Night, David,Good Night, Chet,"...
Unemployment Benefits Succeed in House; Bill Moves to Senate
THE Unites States House of Representatives, rejecting the Bush administration's insistence that the recovering economy makes the bill unnecessary, passed a new Democrat-sponsored measure to provide up to 20 additional weeks of unemployment benefits for...
US Petrochemical Firms Reluctant to Invest in Mexico
OVER the past five years, the Mexican government has changed its rules regulating the petrochemical industry in the hope of attracting foreign investors. So far, though, United States companies aren't biting.Henry Gordan, director of international business...
Wilder: Guided by Family Advice Some Call the Virginia Governor a Pragmatist; Others Say He Is Politically Expedient. PRESIDENTIAL POLITICS
WHEN he was still a small boy, L. Douglas Wilder's father warned his son:"When you spend your last dollar, you have lost your last friend."Mr. Wilder carried that advice right along with him when he became governor of Virginia in 1990. Faced with a $2.2...

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