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September 9, 2019

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2 THE CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR WEEKLY | SEPTEMBER 9, 2019 29 THE MONITOR'S VIEW 30 READERS WRITE INKLINGS 31 GLOBAL NEWSSTAND HOME FORUM ESSAY How I teamed up with my son on technology By Jacqueline Miller 33 IN A WORD A CHRISTIAN SCIENCE PERSPECTIVE 34 CROSSWORD PUZZLE SUDOKU CULTURE A safety-first ethos is destabilizing US society By Stephen Humphries 39 TELEVISION Ken Burns delves into country music By Peter Tonguette 40 BOOKS The perils of the white-savior mentality By Elizabeth Toohey IN PICTURES Calgary's 'library of the future' Story by Sara Miller Llana; photos by Melanie Stetson Freeman HUMANITY BEHIND THE HEADLINES A new generation of socialists seeks local autonomy By Harry Bruinius Cities debate: What to do with Confederate statues? By Patrik Jonsson Atlanta makes strides on ending homelessness By Alex P. Kellogg Despite Ukraine war, Mariupol has hopes for future By Fred Weir 14 OVERHEARD 15 THE EXPLAINER 16 PEOPLE MAKING A DIFFERENCE K. Killian Noe spreads 'radical hospital- ity' to individuals who are in recovery By Ann Scott Tyson SCIENCE AND NATURE A school bus with hoofs helps a town go green By Colette Davidson 20 POINTS OF PROGRESS ® "The object of the Monitor is to injure no man, but to bless all mankind" – MARY BAKER EDDY SEPTEMBER 9, 2019 | VOLUME 111 – ISSUE 43 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 Howard LaFranchi India is poised to be the world's next economic colossus. But will it really get there? Cover photo: Ann Hermes/Staff 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 6 18 36 42 32

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