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 November 27, 1991

After Years of War, Cambodia Tackles Peace Signing Peace Agreements in Paris Is One Thing; Settling Down to the Business of Government - Turns out to Be Another
THE leaders who plunged Cambodia into more than two decades of war and turmoil are nudging the country toward a postwar contest for political survival.The return of Prince Norodom Sihanouk has thrown Cambodia into flux, catapulting the former king to...
After Years of War, Cambodia Tackles Peace UN Bid to Firm Up Fragile Peace. Officials Face Delicate, Dangerous Task of Rebuilding Country
UNDERTAKING its biggest peacekeeping job ever, the United Nations is scrambling to keep pace with a changing Cambodia.A 300-man vanguard of what will be a massive UN team of administrators and peacekeeping troops is filtering into Cambodia's capital.Eventually...
A Nation Built on Sand Fictional Mooran: Where Persian Gulf Wealth, Royal Rule Strike Out
THE dust has settled from the Gulf war. Soldiers have returned home with war stories and "Arabists" still take to the airwaves with geostrategic analyses. Thus Americans finally think they know the enemy. But how little they have learned about their...
Australian Business Sees Vietnam's Hidden Charm
AUSTRALIA pulled its troops out of Vietnam in 1973. But Australian business leaders are now mounting an invasion of its former enemy through a variety of trade and business ventures.BHP Petroleum, a subsidiary of BHP Company Limited, Australia's largest...
Australian Parliament Urges Harder Line on Indonesia
AUSTRALIA is gradually taking a stronger stance on the Indonesian Army's Nov. 12 massacre of demonstrators in Dili, East Timor.The massacre took place in a cemetery where demonstrators had marched to protest the death of a student. The Indonesian government...
Britain's US Ambassador Defends London's Hard-Line Stance on EC Diplomat Says His Government Is Not Prepared to Surrender Control over Foreign Policy to a Majority Vote in the European Community. INTERVIEW
SIR Robin Renwick, the new British ambassador to the United States, visited the Monitor's offices recently to talk with editors about the European Community summit in Maastricht, Netherlands; security in the post-cold-war world; changes in the Soviet...
Bush's Pastor Looks Back at Gulf Episcopal Head Renews Attack on President's Policy, but Praises Current Mideast Peace Efforts. INTERVIEW: THE MOST REV. EDMOND BROWNING
PRESIDENT BUSH, under heavy attack on the domestic front, now has come under renewed fire on foreign policy - from his own pastor.The Most Rev. Edmond Browning, presiding bishop of the Episcopal Church in the United States of America, tried unsuccessfully...
Dilemma of Teaching World History
HOW to integrate into the history curriculum the many cultural traditions in the US is a burning issue in schools and colleges. The complications of the issue were seen at a conference of educators on "Rethinking World History: Globalizing the Curriculum"...
Foreclosed Housing Sales Not Giveaways Auction of Homes by Reconstruction Finance Corporation Stuns Shoppers - a Letter from Houston
THE saying, "Real estate ownership is the key to wealth," may call to mind advertisements for rich-in-three-months-or-your-money-back seminars. A few weeks back, Houstonians saw it printed in a less-likely place: on yellow tape of the kind police use...
Guns Trained Inward Third-World Armies, Often Just Thugs for Dictators, Need New Roles
HAITI's first democratic elections since its independence in 1804 were scuttled when disgruntled elements in the military forced President Jean-Bertrand Aristide into exile Sept. 30.The coup, which resulted in hundreds of deaths, seems to have been inspired...
Home - Where Is It?
DRIVING through a traffic tunnel on my way to work one day, I was saddened to see some apparently homeless individuals sleeping huddled together in an area just off the busy roadway. It was a winter morning, and although the tunnel afforded more shelter...
Isolationist Talk Is Dangerous THE GLOBAL ECONOMY
FUELED by this election year's recession, populism is regaining its political potency in America.Consider the instant appeal in Congress of the proposed limit on credit card interest rates; also the rising bipartisan clamor for tax cuts of one form or...
Kurds Brace for Iraqi Advance Month-Long Iraqi Army Blockade on Food and Fuel Supplies Is Taking Toll on Kurdish Cities
THE 4 million Kurds in northern Iraq, hard hit by an Iraqi-imposed economic blockade and fearful of the forces massed to the south, are preparing for a winter of deprivation and violence.Kurdish cities are cut off from food and fuel supplies, and prices...
Labour Lobbies for London Executive
LONDON - alone among Europe's capital cities in having no overall authority to manage itself - has been told that its orphan status may soon end.But Britain's political parties are preparing to go to war over exactly how to bring London into line with...
Levi's Makes Jeans of a Different Color Using a Naturally Brown Cotton Fiber
COUNTRY-WESTERN star Crystal Gayle sang "Don't it make my brown eyes blue." Now Levi Strauss & Co. could make her blue jeans brown.This holiday season, the world's largest apparelmaker will test-market jeans made from a naturally brown cotton denim....
Major Aid Donors Target Kenya for Violations of Human Rights
THE money will go first to African nations adopting democratic reforms.That is the message flashing across Africa from Western donors meeting in Paris Nov. 25 and 26. After more than a year of threatening to link aid to democracy, major donors have decided...
McDonnell-Taiwan Deal Criticized Some US Policymakers Say Move Reveals Decline in America's Long-Dominant Aircraft Sector
THE historic decision by McDonnell Douglas to link up with a Taiwanese consortium to make a new generation aircraft is reviving the debate over United States competitiveness in a global era.The deal raises fundamental questions about the vitality of...
New Civil Rights Law Bears Seeds of Controversy Whether It Will Result in 'Colorblind' Hiring and Promotion Policies Is Yet to Be Worked Out
POLITICIANS left a lot of room for argument in the 1991 civil rights bill.Although President Bush signed it into law Nov. 21, much of the battle over how it will change the rules of hiring and job promotions still lies ahead.The range of possible readings...
News Currents
AID TO THE SOVIET UNION</P><P>The European Community Nov. 26 granted the Soviet Union a credit guarantee worth $625 million. The credit must be used to buy food from the 12 EC states and the countries of Central and Eastern Europe. The...
Palestinian Obstacles to Autonomy
The opinion-page article "Palestine 'Autonomy' Is a Mirage," Nov. 13, states that "the list of issues made to order for deadlock goes on and on." Perhaps true, yet the writer sees fit to list only possible Israeli "roadblocks" to achieving Palestinian...
Pork-Barrel Fat Pads NASA Budget
THE National Aeronautics and Space Administration's new budget is lean and mean. Some long-planned NASA projects are terminated, delayed, or curtailed. But those who read the details in the budget as voted by Congress can find a list of goodies they...
Staircases Set Loose in Our Dreams
IT'S one of those things you seem to do on vacation - climb ancient spiral staircases. I don't quite know why. It could be just because, like alpine peaks to rock climbers, they are there. But also, presumably, it's because this is about the only time...
Thanksgiving: Whose America Is It, Anyway?
AMERICAN leaders should take care not to savage their political system as they did the Indians and the environment they found in the New World.This is Thanksgiving time here.But thanks are hard to come by.Instead of dwelling on the vision and continuities...
The Face of Hatred in America Hate Crimes Have Increased Greatly in the Last Decade. but There's Evidence That This Spike in Activity Is Meeting Resistance. and Often These Periods Lead to Improvements in Social Tolerance
HATE crimes are on the rise in America.They have reached such a level that they can no longer be ignored. The figures from 1990 are startling:*Twenty murders were motivated by bias or linked to white supremacists. That number was nearly three times the...
The Ukraine's Vote
IT has been convenient over the past five years for the West to think of the Soviet Union, led by Mikhail Gorbachev, as a single entity. But such "old thinking" no longer applies. Power has shifted, irreversibly it seems, to the Soviet republics.Next...
The UN's New Chief
BOUTROS BOUTROS GHALI, chosen last week by the Security Council to become secretary-general of the United Nations, personifies his new post.Mr. Ghali, an Egyptian, is a Coptic Christian, fluent in Arabic, English, and French. His wife is Jewish. He was...
US, Vietnam Inch toward Renewing Ties Further Progress Is Linked to Success of Peacekeeping Efforts in Cambodia and Cooperation in Resolving MIA Issue
THE United States and Vietnam are engaged in talks that diplomats on both sides say could end the longstanding US trade embargo of Vietnam and establish diplomatic ties by next summer.Washington and Hanoi are closer than ever to reconciliation, Vietnam's...
Wanted in Japan: Creative Science Companies Begin to Foster a Freer Environment Aimed at Cultivating Fundamental Discovery
TO be given the freedom to follow his own ideas came as culture shock to Sumio Baba.For years, the Japanese scientist only worked on research topics chosen by his managers inside the central lab of Japan's largest computer company, NEC. And most of those...
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