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September 2, 2019

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2 THE CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR WEEKLY | SEPTEMBER 2, 2019 29 THE MONITOR'S VIEW 30 READERS WRITE INKLINGS 31 GLOBAL NEWSSTAND HOME FORUM ESSAY Uncle Dale knew what I needed By Noah Robertson 33 IN A WORD A CHRISTIAN SCIENCE PERSPECTIVE 34 CROSSWORD PUZZLE SUDOKU 36 CULTURE Naomi Shihab Nye inspires young people to love poems By Henry Gass ON FILM 'Honeyland' imparts message of connection and survival By Peter Rainer 39 BOOKS A veteran looks for traces of himself in Iraq By Erik Spanberg IN PICTURES Ice caves freeze visitors in their tracks By Ann Hermes HUMANITY BEHIND THE HEADLINES Iowans take the measure of candidate Pete Buttigieg By Christa Case Bryant Asylum-seekers in Maine draw support from other immigrants By Sarah Matusek A sense of loss permeates Kashmir after India's lockdown By Fahad Shah Israelis bring the idea of the kibbutz to the city By Dina Kraft 14 OVERHEARD 15 THE EXPLAINER PEOPLE MAKING A DIFFERENCE Marvin DeJear bolsters community – one client at a time By David Karas 18 SCIENCE AND NATURE When mind meets machine By Laurent Belsie 20 POINTS OF PROGRESS ® "The object of the Monitor is to injure no man, but to bless all mankind" – MARY BAKER EDDY SEPTEMBER 2, 2019 | VOLUME 111 – ISSUE 42 C O N T E N T S P E R S P E C T I V E S A R T S & C U L T U R E 22 C O V E R S T O R Y By Clara Germani Why African Americans are digging into their past on the 400th anniversary of the beginning of slavery in the U.S. Cover photo: Michael Bonfigli/ Special to The Christian Science Monitor For subscriptions or change of address: within U.S.: 800-456-2220, outside U.S.: 1-515-362-7462, email: or post: The Christian Science Monitor Weekly, P.O. Box 6074, Harlan, IA 51593-1574 Monitor Weekly digital edition: Reader comments/questions: 617-450-2300 | Permission to reprint: PARS International, 253 West 35th Street, 7th Floor, New York, NY 10001. Phone: 212-221-9595, fax: 212-221-9195 | CANADA POST: Publications mail agreement nr. 1435922. © 2019 The Christian Science Publishing Society (ISSN 2166-3262 PRINT, ISSN 2688-044X ONLINE) Published weekly, except when combined issues counting as two issues are published, by The Christian Science Publishing Society, 210 Massachusetts Ave., Boston, MA, USA, 02115-3195. An activity of The First Church of Christ, Scientist, in Boston, MA. The Christian Science Monitor is a trademark registered in the U.S.P.T.O. and in other countries. Registered as a periodical with the U.S. Postal Service. Periodicals postage paid at Boston, MA, and at additional mailing offices. Canada Revenue Agency G.S.T. Registra- tion Number 126916436. POSTMASTER: Send all UAA to CFS. NON-POSTAL AND MILITARY FACILITIES: send address corrections to The Christian Science Monitor, P.O. Box 6074, Harlan, IA 51593-1574 N E W S 32 6 16 41 38

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