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2 THE CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR WEEKLY | MARCH 16, 2020 THE MONITOR'S VIEW ANALYSIS The missing players in Syria By Ned Temko READERS WRITE GLOBAL NEWSSTAND HOME FORUM ESSAY Only the carrots were predictable By Sue Wunder IN A WORD A CHRISTIAN SCIENCE PERSPECTIVE CROSSWORD PUZZLE SUDOKU SOCIETY France reckons with dark side of its cultural elite By Colette Davidson MUSIC A rock guitarist switches it up in Nashville By Stephen Humphries BOOKS The magazine that brought down Standard Oil By Terry W. Hartle IN PICTURES No one can resist the São Paulo food hall Story by Sara Miller Llana; photos by Melanie Stetson Freeman HUMANITY BEHIND THE HEADLINES Coronavirus in a time of viral information By Francine Kiefer Taliban ghters have their say about peace By Scott Peterson A high-pro le conviction resets #MeToo By Harry Bruinius and Stacy Teicher Khadaroo EDUCATION A big-name college drops legacy admissions. Will others follow? By Stacy Teicher Khadaroo OVERHEARD THE EXPLAINER PEOPLE MAKING A DIFFERENCE Poems on Wheels delivers literary delight to homebound seniors By Harry Bruinius SCIENCE AND NATURE In Brazil, can facial recognition end violence? By Ana Ionova POINTS OF PROGRESS ® "The object of the Monitor is to injure no man, but to bless all mankind." – MARY BAKER EDDY MARCH 16, 2020 | VOLUME 112 – ISSUE 17 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 Fred Weir Our reporter revisits the rugged Caucasus to see how the region has emerged from an era of tumult and revived local cultures. Cover photo: A minaret stands outside the village of Gukhoy in the Itum-Kale district of Chechnya on July 25, 2019. Alexander Nemenov/AFP/Getty Images 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. © 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 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 6 16 36 42 39 32

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