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 June 1, 1992

Acknowledging God's Presence
ONE morning I was praying. Part of my prayer was simply acknowledging the power of God and His ever-presence and being grateful for His infinite care. Suddenly I heard a loud crash! I ran to the next room to find that the piano bench had toppled over....
A Human Rights Initiative for the Americas
THE overthrow of elected governments in Haiti and Peru and the attempted coup in Venezuela underscore the fragility of democratic institutions in Latin America. As the Bush administration pursues its Enterprise for the Americas Initiative to extend free...
America's Children Are Found Reading Less
AMERICAN lifestyles, from television watching to parental neglect, are to blame for the shrinking time that children spend reading either for school or pleasure, suggests the latest national assessment of students' reading habits. The United States Department...
Architect Puts His Mark on San Francisco in an Interview, Mario Botta Offers Insights into His Design for an American Museum
IN early April the ground-breaking ceremony for the new San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) was held, paving the way at last for construction to begin on an ambitious project that has been gestating since 1989. The architect is Mario Botta, hardly...
A Sustainable US Foreign Policy
FOREIGN policy as an issue in the 1992 presidential campaign has been delayed by the riots in Los Angeles, and reexamination of urban America.Republicans will turn to their trump card - management of national security - as soon as possible. If Democrats...
Attempt to Cut Arms Sales Makes No Progress So Far
ONE year after President Bush called for new curbs on weapon sales to the Middle East, there has been some progress toward international controls, but no hint of any arms deals forgone.The world's five largest arms exporters - the United States, Russia,...
Commit to Test Ban
THE Bush administration, led by Secretary of Defense Dick Cheney, moved quickly last week to silence rumors that it was ready to end, or at least sharply cut back, underground testing of nuclear weapons. Secretary Cheney warned that the United States...
Danish Views on Europe to Be Tested in Unity Vote
TAKE a spin around any number of European Community cities like Brussels, Amsterdam, Frankfurt, or Madrid, and before long you are likely to run into stickers, posters, or license plates sporting the 12 gold stars on a blue field that symbolize the EC.Not...
Does the United States Need Nuclear Energy?
The coverage in the "News Currents," May 22, of the House of Representatives' approval of legislation to make the licensing process for nuclear power plants more stable misses the real importance of the measure: The United States needs such an energy...
Europe Misses Its Chance for Leading Role in Rio EC Environment Minister Worries Summit Will Produce Only Rhetoric
THE European Community is poised to arrive at the Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro like the lion that squeaked.Unable to agree to the showcase measures that were intended to set them apart at the largest-ever global conference, the 12 EC members are now...
Franking, Congress's Costly Perk Three Groups Want to End Right to Send Free Mail to Voters outside Lawmakers' Districts. FUROR OVER STAMPS
MILLIONS of dollars in franking or free mailings are going out this election year, sent by members of Congress who are dispatching self-promoting material to voters outside their present congressional districts.Now, a bipartisan coalition of three organizations...
Haitian Refugees Caught between Crackdown and Tougher US Policy
IT is 2:00 a.m. and the 45 or so would-be refugees crammed aboard the 17-foot wooden sailboat waiting to set off are arguing over which of them should get out in order to lighten the dangerously overloaded vessel.The organizer gradually persuades eight...
Hillary Clinton Revisits Alma Mater Sun Shines on the Class of 1992, and It's Still OK to Make Cookies - a Letter from Wellesley College
WAKING up extra early in the morning is never a fun idea for this journalist. But sometimes that's what the job requires when there are big media events to cover like Hillary Clinton's speech at Wellesley College's graduation.As it turned out, all that...
Japan Follows US in Scaled-Back Role for Rio
LESS than a year ago, Japan planned to be a generous green giant at this month's Earth Summit, ready to provide yen, technology, and a Japanese philosophy on nature as remedies for the environment.But Japan has since scaled back its role in Rio from...
Joan Didion's `Reality Check'
JOAN DIDION is like one of those friends whose insights one seeks out not in expectation of good news but because one trusts them to provide a reality check, a cool analysis unafraid of hurt feelings.In "After Henry," a collection of essays reprinted...
Last-Minute Campaigning Hits California Candidates Are Looking Past Tuesday's Primary to the General Election in November
CALIFORNIA'S end-of-the-line presidential primary means virtually nothing in the final days of the 1992 primary season, but you wouldn't know it from the peripatetic schedules.Zoom right. There is George Bush giving out pats-on-the-back at a disaster-relief...
Masks as Artifact and Armor
MASKS, though originating from vastly different cultures, often share similar features and reasons for existing. The four masks shown here illustrate this point. One might be described as folk art from remote Nepal. Another, more sophisticated carving...
Museum Is Tenement Time Warp Vacated New York Building Provides Visitors with a Taste of Immigrant Life (1863 to 1935)
THE musty front hallway of the tenement is so dimly lit that Ruth Abram carries a flashlight. She stops at the first step of the narrow, wooden stairway leading to the second floor and points the light back at the darkened front door beneath a tin-plated...
Pakistan Heads to Brazil with Its Own Eco-Worries
PAKISTANI Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, whose country now chairs the Group of 77, the coalition of developing countries, wants to play a high-profile political role at this week's Earth Summit in Brazil. But his participation also signals growing environmental...
Paperboy Era Ending as Newspapers Try Delivery Innovations
SAY goodbye to the paper boy. The era of American children delivering newspapers is coming to a close."I hate to say this, but the days of what we refer to as `the little merchant those days are numbered," says Rex Ledo, circulation director for the...
Songs Evoke Chinese Rural Life
THE written word is as ephemeral as the rain for peasant Wang Tingming and his neighbors in this poor village on China's arid loess plateau.Apart from the red couplets pasted on doorways for good luck, most written words in Tall Stone Lion are scratched...
Split in Jordan's Student Attitudes Classroom Reactions to English Language Depend on Social Class and Religious Views
DRESSED in black denim jeans and a checkered shirt, Mai Goussous is not very different, in her carefree attitude and sporty attire, from the pupils who were teasing her in the bustling corridors of the National Orthodox School.It was break time, and...
Teachers and Their Pupils around the World
OVER the past seven months, Monitor readers have "visited" classrooms on six continents and heard from teachers in all manner of economic and social conditions. An annotated list of the articles in this series:Australia: Anne Scherer rarely sees her...
Terrorist Raid Is Unlikely to Boost Israeli Hard-Liners Violence May Be Too Commonplace to Influence Election
SATURDAY'S raid by Palestinian gunmen on an Israeli tourist beach, just three weeks before general elections, might have been expected to focus the electorate's mind on security issues and boost the chances of the hard-line Likud government.Especially...
Thais Question Role of Military Crackdown against Democracy Struggle May Lead to Public Rejection of Army Role in Politics
AN overriding question lingers in the aftermath of the bloody crackdown on civilian demonstrators here: Will the public outrage sparked by the violence force a reduction of the military's role in Thai politics?Twice in the 1970s the military turned its...
The Blending, and Clashing, of Cultures Hispanic Influences in North America Predate the Anglo Influx and Are Reasserting Themselves through Art
THE U.S.-Mexico border, some of those who cross it say, is not really a border but a scar. Will it heal? Will it bleed once more? When a Hispanic worker crosses this border, he sometimes asks, "Hasn't this always been our land? Am I not coming back to...
US Aims Technical Aid at Former Soviet Farms
UNITED States nonprofit organizations, universities, and some businesses are pitching in to help the former Soviet Union reform its troubled agricultural system as it moves toward a market economy.Western humanitarian aid provided short-term solutions...
Whittle-Ing American Schools
BENNO Schmidt's move from the presidency of Yale to CEO of Chris Whittle's Edison Project is being conducted with much sound and fury, but whether it will signify anything meaningful for US schools is uncertain.Certainly the advertising mileage for Mr....