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. 262, No. 1524, January

Editing Dorothy Wordsworth
IN this latest edition of Dorothy Wordsworth's Grasmere Journals, (Oxford University Press, |pounds~30), the editor, Pamela Woof has set about restoring the integrity of the original text. However well-intentioned editors are, the process of editing...
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Frugal Foresight in Estonia
MY first introduction to Estonia was in the visa section of the London Embassy. Unlike Latvia or Lithuania, Estonia were taking their newly-acknowledged borders very seriously, and my visa cost me all of twenty pounds -- four times what I had to pay...
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Fuel Economies Hold out a Hope for Eastern Europe
CITY scale energy efficiency demonstration schemes in the Russian Federation may well become the centre piece of a comprehensive global programme to restrict environmental pollution. The demonstrations are part of a three-year programme co-ordinated...
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Hong Kong Inheritance: The Arts and Higher Education
CHRIS Patten, after appointment as Governor of Hong Kong, was reported to have said that China was getting the best inheritance since Cleopatra. It certainly is one that could not have been predicted in, say, 1948/49 when Mao swept across China to take...
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Sierra Leone: The World's Poorest Nation
ON April 30th, 1992, Sierra Leone witnessed a dramatic development in the form of a military coup d'etat. Replacing the All People's Congress (APC), which ruled for a remarkable twenty-four years, Captain Valentine Strasser took over the reins of power...
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Theatre in Prague, Past and Present
THEATRE in Prague is no longer a platform for social and political debate as it once was. Politicians, on one hand, have placed culture aside as they address themselves to economic reform, the federacy question, and the drafting of a new constitution....
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The Compulsive Subjectivity of Edvard Munch
OF all paintings, the paintings of the nineteenth century Norwegian artist, Edvard Munch, are the antitheses of accepted Anglo-Saxon artistic taste. Not for us the revelation of tormented relationships set down for all to see, the hysteria of sorrow...
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The Grivas Legacy in Cyprus
ON 6 November the latest round of talks between Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot leaders ended on a familiar note of disagreement. Set up under the auspices of the United Nations and co-ordinated by the US State Department, the talks focused on the...
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What Is Education?
COLERIDGE in 1797 showed his garden at Nether Stowey to an atheist friend who believed children should be brought up as agnostics in the interests of freedom. 'This is my botanical garden', said Coleridge. 'How so?', said the friend, 'It's covered with...
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