Why the world needs isersarneq

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It might not seem like a terrible tragedy that no one alive looks at the vertical groove between the nose and the upper lip and thinks siniik’adach’uuch’. The last person who did, Marie Smith Jones, was also the last person who spoke Eyak, an Alaskan tribal language. She died in 2008. A year

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How ‘safety first’ ethos is destabilizing US society

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Even before the recent shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, surveys showed that Americans are more fearful about more things in general. Safety may seem more elusive than ever because the very concept of what it means has expanded. It was once defined as a state of physical

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The Woodstock I never knew

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As editor, I know that The Christian Science Monitor should change the way I see the world. I just never expected that to be true about Woodstock. This summer is the 50th anniversary of the legendary music festival in upstate New York, and in this week’s cover story, staff writer Stephen

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Readers write: The Monitor’s moon landing coverage

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Effects of the lunar program Regarding the July 22 editorial “Why the moon landing still inspires”: The successful Apollo 11 mission confirms that a team of committed, highly motivated men and women can accomplish a worthwhile project in a way that is truly satisfying. Therein lies a lesson we

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Thirty people killed in mass shootings in Texas and Ohio

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EL PASO, Texas; LOS ANGELES Thirty people died and dozens were wounded in two mass shootings within just 13 hours of each other in the United States, shocking the country and prompting calls from some politicians for tighter gun control. The first massacre occurred on Saturday morning in the

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