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 May 23, 1991

American Comic Thriller Takes Prize at Cannes the Festival Brought to Light Several Praiseworthy French Films, but US-Made Movies Stood out in the International Competition
EASILY the most exciting American film entry at the Cannes International Film Festival was the oddly titled "Barton Fink," directed by Joel Coen and produced by Ethan Coen. The brothers, who wrote the screenplay jointly, won the prestigious Golden Palm...
A Vibrant Press Makes Waves as Algeria Moves toward Pluralism Series: GLOBAL FRONTIERS. Part 4 of a 4-Part Series. Seventh of Nine Articles Appearing Today
LESS than a week into the allied coalition's air war against Iraq, the Algerian newspaper El Watan ran an interview with the United States ambassador to Algeria.To judge by the response, some readers saw the interview as a conversation with the devil...
'Borrowing' Comfort from the Folks Upstairs
THE old house, 179 years old this year, is sheltering a new young couple upstairs. And we downstairs are beginning a period of discovery, of learning little by little, in chance meetings at the door, what they are like. We are still in the polite stage...
Czech Filmmakers Fight for Survival without Subsidies
CZECHOSLOVAKIA'S once-renowned film studios are facing an uncertain future as the nation's tough economic reforms take hold.Built by the family of President Vaclav Havel before World War II, the studios were once considered the finest in Eastern Europe....
Democracy's Hour
'PEOPLE, your government has returned to you."These words, spoken by playwright-president Vaclav Havel to his fellow citizens two months after the November 1989 "velvet revolution" in Prague, were taken to heart not only by Czechs, but by people across...
Democratic Ideals Replace Fading Isms He Flame of East Europe's Democratic Revolution Has Rekindled across Continents. with Persistence and Courage, Citizens Are Reshaping National Politics. Popular Protest, Free Elections, an Independent Press Signal This Radical Change. but Relics of the Old Order - Ethnic and Religious Rivalry, Economic Inequity, Military Intransigence - Threaten Fragile Democratic Structures. Series: GLOBAL FRONTIERS. Part 4 of a 4-Part Series. First of Nine Articles Appearing Today
FOLLOWING the collapse of a wave of popular revolts that swept Europe during the mid-19th century, one French observer noted dryly: "The revolution has come before its time."A century and a half later, it seems, the time is right. Demands for political...
East Europeans Learn the Ropes of Democracy Series: GLOBAL FRONTIERS. Part 4 of a 4-Part Series. Eighth of Nine Articles Appearing Today
KAREL DYBA used to wear jeans to his job in an obscure economic forecasting institute.Today, as the economy minister for the Czech Republic, he wears pin-stripe suits to work, commands a staff of several hundred, and works from a spacious office on the...
Ending Central America's Bitter Cycle of Violence Activists Battle Long Tradition of Military Rule and Extremism Series: GLOBAL FRONTIERS. Part 4 of a 4-Part Series. Third of Nine Articles Appearing Today
WHEN Amanda Villatoro, one of eight trade unionists recently elected to serve in El Salvador's National Assembly, drives home from work, she clasps her steering wheel in one hand and a pistol in the other."Some crazed extremist is still likely to see...
End of Indian Dynasty Leaves Nation Adrift Slain Rajiv Gandhi Was Expected to Lead His Party Back to Power
INDIA is reeling after the assassination of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi, a scion of the political family that has anchored the country since independence.A massive bomb explosion at a Tuesday election rally in southern India ended Mr. Gandhi's...
Fertile Market for Organic Lawn-Care Products
AMERICA'S lawns are coming up green in more ways than one.Many homeowners and golf-course keepers are shunning chemical pesticides and fertilizers and spreading instead natural, organic products. From poultry-feather fertilizers to sex-pheromone bug-traps,...
Huge, Lumbering 'Everyfolks' Series: ART NOW. Part 20 of a Series
IN the history of art, enormous size has been traditionally reserved for sculptures of gods, royalty, and personages of symbolic or sacred significance. Further, the material of choice for this sort of enduring art has been something sturdy like bronze...
India's Modern Dynasty
Aug. 20, 1944: Rajiv Gandhi is born three years before India gains independence and his grandfather, Jawaharlal Nehru, becomes prime minister.1966: Indira Gandhi becomes prime minister, two years after the death of Nehru, her father.1960-81: After attending...
In Guatemalan Town, Life Revives after Army Exodus Series: GLOBAL FRONTIERS. Part 4 of a 4-Part Series. Second of Nine Articles Appearing Today
IT'S evening. And there's laughter in the streets of Santiago Atitlan. A ragtag soccer match goes on until nearly midnight. Women chat by candlelight in the marketplace. Children race between the men congregating on the porch of the municipal building.Five...
Israel's New Swing Vote Soviet Jewish Immigrants Comprise a Large Voting Bloc That in the '92 Election Could Go Either to Likud or Labor - or Become a Separate Party
PERHAPS the most important question in Israeli politics today is the effect of the vote of hundreds of thousands of Soviet Jewish immigrants - who will immediately be eligible to vote once their names are inscribed on the voting lists - in the November...
Loss of Gandhi Impedes Antinuclear Effort by US the Slain Congress Party Leader and Former Prime Minister Was Known by US Officials to Favor Dropping India's Pro-Nuclear Stance under the Right Conditions
THE death of former Indian Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi has cast a cloud over attempts in Washington to curb nuclear proliferation on the subcontinent, with a vision toward a South Asia Nuclear-Free Zone.With Gandhi's assassination, "what was a complicated...
Making Changes
THE world seems to be in a perpetual state of change, with stability a rare commodity. And the incredible rapidity and quantity of these changes can be very unsettling.Yet in the midst of all this apparent fluidity we can find stability in the constant,...
Mengistu Legacy: Poverty and War War Persists after Dictator's Flight, but London Peace Talks Are Still on as Rebels near Capital
ETHIOPIA'S now-exiled dictator will likely live in style, riding in a Rolls-Royce and enjoying the company of his family, probably in Zimbabwe.But, after more than a dozen years of repressive and brutal rule, Mengistu Haile Mariam leaves behind a country...
Moscow Opens a Departure Gate
SOVIET citizens haven't exactly been locked inside their country over the past several years, as they were at the height of the nation's Stalinist period. Jews, Armenians, and people of German descent have enjoyed almost unhindered rights to emigrate...
News Currents
AFRICA</P><P>Rebels in Ethiopia said yesterday they had fought their way to within 32 miles of the capital, Addis Ababa, a sign the flight of military strongman Mengistu Haile Mariam into exile would not stop their advance. Diplomats in...
PC Price Cuts: Consolidation Sign?
COMPUTERMAKERS are cutting prices again.This week, International Business Machines Corporation reduced prices by 6 to 24 percent on some of its best-selling models. The move follows similar actions by Compaq Computer Corporation and others.In one sense,...
Presiding over Pasta for the Trios, Homemade Macaroni Dough Rolled into a Family Business 25 Years Ago Series: The Italian Menu. Part 3 of a 5-Part Series. First of Three Articles Appearing Today
RAVIOLI, fettuccine, ziti, linguine, spaghetti, manicotti, rotini. To Catherine Trio Cremaldi, that mouthful can be summed up in one word: macaroni.Mrs. Cremaldi grew up watching her grandmother and mother make macaroni. "My fascination was always how...
Putting a Price on Democracy in Africa Series: GLOBAL FRONTIERS. Part 4 of a 4-Part Series. Fifth of Nine Articles Appearing Today
WESTERN aid money can nurture pro-democracy movements in Africa, say Western and African diplomats, donor officials, and others. But there is no consensus on how to use the "carrot" of Western aid to get authoritarian governments to adopt democratic...
Russia's Frayed Safety Net the Nation's 60 Million Pensioners See Their Living Standards Erode
RECENT visitors to the Soviet Union have been struck by the number of beggars in public places. Gnarled hands are extended at church doors, swaddled invalids use wheelbarrows as wheelchairs, and the elderly peddle used garments at the markets. All this...
S. Africans Aim to Expand Political Roles Civic Groups Organize to Ensure Ongoing Grass-Roots Voice in National Politics Series: GLOBAL FRONTIERS. Part 4 of a 4-Part Series. Sixth of Nine Articles Appearing Today
THE national-level drive for black majority rule and democracy in South Africa is being paralleled by a grass-roots push for local empowerment.While negotiations between Pretoria and the African National Congress, the country's leading anti-apartheid...
South Africa's Future and Zulu Knobkerries
THERE are two inevitabilities in South Africa.First, power will ultimately pass from the white minority (currently 5 million) to the black majority (currently 28 million).Second, the transition will be fraught at times with problems and setbacks.A troubling...
Southeast Asia's Strongmen Seek to Head off Political Reforms Series: GLOBAL FRONTIERS. Part 4 of a 4-Part Series. Fourth of Nine Articles Appearing Today
POLITICAL bosses and generals are warily watching nascent democratic sentiments in Southeast Asia. Regional governments are dominated by autocrats, the military, and feudal landlords, but now winds of change from Eastern Europe and the demands of an...
Soviet Reformers Find There's More to Democracy Than Winning Elections Series: GLOBAL FRONTIERS. Part 4 of a 4-Part Series. Ninth of Nine Articles Appearing Today
LAST spring Irina Bogomsteva was elected to the Moscow city Soviet, or Mossoviet, as it called, amid a wave of enthusiasm for democratic reforms. The democratic opposition took power in major cities, such as Moscow, Leningrad, and Kiev, and elected Boris...
US Rift with Japanese over Clannish Business Deals Widens
THE frustrations of the Bush administration in trying to pry open the most closed parts of Japan's economy have hit a new high.Once wary of making threats, United States officials now openly warn Japan that its clannish and mercantile business practices...
We Want New Veep but like Dan Quayle
VICE President Dan Quayle is a popular political figure. Repeat: Vice President Dan Quayle is a popular political figure.Dan Quayle. The supposedly laughable, supposedly scorned junior achiever who's spent nearly three years in the political cartoonists'...