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2 THE CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR WEEKLY | DECEMBER 16, 2019 THE MONITOR'S VIEW READERS WRITE INKLINGS GLOBAL NEWSSTAND HOME FORUM ESSAY Cards were a level playing eld By Steve Calechman IN A WORD A CHRISTIAN SCIENCE PERSPECTIVE CROSSWORD PUZZLE SUDOKU MUSIC Holograms take center stage at concerts By Stephen Humphries CULTURE Jordanians use an app to ful ll funeral obligations By Taylor Luck BOOKS Golden years on the silver screen By Terry Hartle IN PICTURES A trip back in time to the East bloc By Melanie Stetson Freeman HUMANITY BEHIND THE HEADLINES For those touched by Watergate, Trump drama resonates By Linda Feldmann Flip side of 'cancel culture': Gen Zers befriend foes By Harry Bruinius They survived Ebola. Now they help others do the same. By Ryan Lenora Brown Property or person? Animal rights pose new moral issues. By Eoin O'Carroll THE EXPLAINER PEOPLE MAKING A DIFFERENCE Carla Curran brings science alive for blind students By Olivia Kate Cerrone SCIENCE AND NATURE Mini but mighty: How microbes shape the world By Eoin O'Carroll POINTS OF PROGRESS ® "The object of the Monitor is to injure no man, but to bless all mankind." – MARY BAKER EDDY DECEMBER 16, 2019 | VOLUME 112 – ISSUE 4 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 Sara Miller Llana How the recovery may widen the gap between rich and poor – and what that signals for the world. Cover photo: Homes in the Mudd, an informal settlement on Great Abaco Island, lie in ruins from the winds and storm surge of Hurricane Dorian, which lashed the Bahamas in early September. Melanie Stetson Freeman/Sta For subscriptions or change of address: within U.S.: 800-456-2220, outside U.S.: 1-515-362-7462, email: csmonitorcustserv@cdsful llment.com or post: The Christian Science Monitor Weekly, P.O. Box 6074, Harlan, IA 51593-1574 Monitor Weekly digital edition: www.CSMDigitaledition.com Reader comments/questions: 617-450-2300 | readercomment@csmonitor.com Permission to reprint: PARS International, 253 West 35th Street, 7th Floor, New York, NY 10001. Phone: 212-221-9595, fax: 212-221-9195 | www.CSMonitorReprints.com 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 o ces. Canada Revenue Agency G.S.T. Registration 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 BOOKS BOOKS Golden years on the silver screen Golden years on the silver screen By Terry Hartle By Terry Hartle IN PICTURES IN PICTURES 6 18 36 39 42

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