Contemporary Review

Founded in 1866, Contemporary Review is a scholarly journal published quarterly. Contemporary Review Company Ltd. owns and publishes this journal, and its editorial headquarters is in Oxford, United Kingdom.Contemporary Review covers a number of topics, including politics, international affairs, literature, art and art history. Its region and its audience are international. Dr. Richard Mullen is the editor; Dr. Alex Kerr is the managing editor; Dr. James Munson is the literary editor; and Anselma Bruce is the associate editor. James LoGerfo, Robin Findlay and Charles Foster are the editorial advisers.

Articles from Vol. 278, No. 1620, January

African Refugees: Some Personal Encounters
I HAD just started school when I first came into contact with a refugee, two refugees, to be precise. The event was not particularly scary, curiosity characterized the whole thing. We suddenly found ourselves together in the office of the local Catholic...
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Frustrated Hungary Flirts with Far-Right Politics
PRIME Minister Victor Orban's conservative coalition administration is introducing a big, long-term infrastructure building programme intended to accelerate the growth of the Hungarian economy. Similar development master-plans may well be launched...
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Indian Memories in Two of Mexico's Cities
OUR guide's voice came through loud and clear over the microphone as we left Mexico City, the largest urban centre in the world, for the city of Puebla. 'My name is Manuel, but I'm always confused about my name. When I enter a room where my friends...
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In Hardy Country
AS the Second World War drew to its close, I travelled by the 'Slow and Dirty' -- more properly known as the 'Somerset and Dorset' -- to begin a new life, following the death of my mother, in the small market town of Sturminster Newton which lies about...
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Jury Duty
TRIAL by jury is a hallowed British institution. It represents the power of the people against the power of a potentially oppressive state. Yet curiously, when the summons to jury duty comes, many are reluctant to attend. Approximately a quarter...
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Media Review: Tile Major Government
THE broadcast media play an important role in recording contemporary history and in affecting the way we view politics and the social environment. Whilst academics are often involved in uncovering the minutiae of history, broadcasters are driven by...
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New and Noteworthy
Just as war dominated the twentieth century, so do new books on warfare dominate this month's new releases. JOHN MURRAY has recently published Gregor Dallas' 1918: War and Peace ([pound]25.00. 616 pages). This original study answers the question, 'How...
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Robert Rubens 1937-1998: A Memoir
THERE is a stretch of London I associate with him, the Pimlico Road. Along it we would drive in his smoke-filled box of a car, to the fashionable church we attended, or the flat of the elderly aristocrat, herself now dead, whom he called his surrogate...
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The Historical Myopia of International Relations
ALL nations are members of the community of nations and part of the international political system; each needs to deal in some measure with the other members. No one can stop the world and get off. We have to share the planet with each other, and the...
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The New Bush Administration and Middle East Realities
IN a nutshell, 'support for Israel' constituted the Middle East foreign policy prescription of presidential candidates Gore and Bush. Now that the elections are over, the incoming administration has an opportunity to re-evaluate U.S. Middle East policy...
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