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. 285, No. 1666, November

Art from Copenhagen: Two Brewers' Legacy at the Royal Academy
'WE are not here to sell a parcel of boilers and vats, but the potentiality of wealth beyond the dreams of avarice', proclaimed Dr Johnson when, as executor of Henry Thrale's will, he promoted the sale of his late friend's Southwark Brewhouse to Barclay,...
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China Embarks on Nuclear Power Construction
THE dynamic new rulers of China have embarked on an environment-oriented industrial modernization programme that may well affect the energy economy of the world. The centrepiece of the plan is the construction of more than 30 large reactors over the...
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Claus Von Stauffenberg and the German Officers' Plot of 1944
AMONG the celebrations of the sixtieth anniversary of the liberation of France one other anniversary appears to have been overlooked, that of the German Officers' Plot of July 1944. The obvious reason is that it failed. But to Claus von Stauffenberg...
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Energised by War: The 'London' and 'New York Reviews'
FIXATED on the exploits of the tabloid press, the media pages of Britain's broadsheets seldom report on the 'higher journalism'--or even deign to notice its existence. You would hardly guess from reading them that intellectual publications such as...
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Europe and the New Constitution
'THE eurosceptic view of an all-powerful European superstate is a figment of the imagination. The EU is far from having the means or resources to form a European government', writes Fraser Cameron, the Director of European Studies at the European Policy...
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New and Noteworthy
Our first two titles are concerned with the history of the Victoria Cross. MACMILLAN has recently published Max Arthur's Symbol of Courage: A Complete History of the Victoria Cross ([pounds sterling]25.00), a moving and detailed account not just of...
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Now and Benn
TO fill an auditorium nowadays, whatever the event, you need impact. Stirring background music, lasers, lighting, a sense of ostentatious extravaganza. Strange, then, that a grey-haired seventy-eight-year-old man has an established record of packing...
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Rural Im and Governmental Cynicism: Politics and Hunting in Great Britain
ON 15 September 2004 the British House of Commons passed a motion that would have the effect of banning hunting with dogs. It has happened before in Great Britain, but the House of Lords has always blocked the proposed legislation. The Lords will try...
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The Indelible Signature of Orson Welles's Films
'A BLIND man', Orson Welles said, 'should be capable of appreciating a film'. He was referring to the contribution of sound in so visual a medium. Music certainly is, and always has been, quintessential in the nature of film. Experiments with sound...
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The World of Paperbacks
SUTTON PUBLISHING, whose importance as a publisher of history titles continues to grow, has brought out new releases in its History Classics series. These include Christopher Hibbert's King Mob: The Story of Lord George Gordon and the Riots of 1780...
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