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March 9, 2020

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2 THE CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR WEEKLY | MARCH 9, 2020 29 THE MONITOR'S VIEW 30 ANALYSIS China's other coronavirus costs By Ned Temko READERS WRITE 31 GLOBAL NEWSSTAND HOME FORUM ESSAY How a snack cake gave me a glimpse of the future By Jacqueline Miller 33 IN A WORD A CHRISTIAN SCIENCE PERSPECTIVE 34 CROSSWORD PUZZLE SUDOKU ART Museums take up social responsibility By Sara Miller Llana 38 FILM Lack of roles for mature women? Not in France. By Peter Rainer BOOKS Emily Dickinson took a long view of her poetry By Elizabeth Lund 42 IN PICTURES Pop-up school teaches protesters' children in India By Bhat Burhan HUMANITY BEHIND THE HEADLINES Religious freedom and gay rights collide over adoption By Harry Bruinius Refugees hope Greek plan will speed asylum process By Nick Squires In Flint, replacing pipes and repairing public trust By Lee A. Dean 12 GLOBAL ECONOMY Can long-austere Russia spend its way to a more dynamic economy? By Fred Weir 14 OVERHEARD 15 THE EXPLAINER 16 PEOPLE MAKING A DIFFERENCE Purnima Devi Barman's 'army' saves storks By Arundhati Nath SCIENCE AND NATURE How the sun's mysteries could soon be revealed By Eva Botkin-Kowacki 20 POINTS OF PROGRESS ® "The object of the Monitor is to injure no man, but to bless all mankind." – MARY BAKER EDDY MARCH 9, 2020 | VOLUME 112 – ISSUE 16 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 George Shultz, the elder statesman of American foreign policy, talks about a lack of U.S. leadership in the world, the need to curb nuclear weapons, and his dance with Ginger Rogers. Cover photo: Tony Avelar 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. © 2020 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. 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 32 6 18 36 40

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