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. 279, No. 1627, August

America and Asia: Some Challenges for the Bush Administration
AT the dawn of the new millennium, the United States of America is the world's most powerful nation. Therefore, it can be argued, to Asia, including Northeast Asia, the USA is an extremely important power at all sorts of levels. No other country has...
Endre Ady: Six Poems
Translated from the Hungarian ENDRE Ady (1877-1919) was a Hungarian poet of enormous influence on European literature, whose work has nevertheless been hardly translated into English. He was the son of an old, albeit impoverished, Calvinist aristocratic...
Russian Reforms Hide the 'Jobless Millions'
ECONOMISTS who cite the apparent absence of mass unemployment as a key achievement of economic reforms in Russia are being advised to think again. Many Russians currently ranked as employed are either not being paid, or earn a pittance, according to...
The Conservative Re-Think
IT is common ground that in June 2001 the Conservative Party suffered a setback much worse than it did in 1997. In that earlier election, the electorate took a broom and swept away violently a great deal of what it thought was unpleasant rubbish, getting...
The Still-United Kingdom: Devolution and After
THE British Labour Party of Prime Minister Tony Blair won a constitutionally important victory in the June 2001 General Election along with its political triumph in securing re-election with only a slight reduction in its vast majority. (For the statistics...
The Uphill Struggle of Brazil's Reforms
ON 19 December 2000, I was surprised when I opened The Times and found a 16-page supplement about Brazil. On page two, the smiling faces of President Fernando Henrique Cardoso and the lovely Miss Gisele Bundchen, the 20-year-old Brazilian super-model....
The World of Paperbacks
FABER AND FABER have recently announced the re-launch of their famous Faber Poetry series which first began in the 1920s. Among the new titles published is Ezra Pound's Personae: Collected Shorter Poems ([pound]11.99), first published in 1926. The...
Vermeer and De Hooch at the National Gallery
AFTER the outburst of trumpets at the Royal Academy's Genius of Rome we are invited to hear the dextrous, muted clavier-pieces of Vermeer and the Delft School at the National Gallery. The School of Delft, if it existed at all, was sustained mostly...