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. 291, No. 1695, Winter

A Hungarian Poet of the Holocaust and His Murderer
THE COMMANDER of the death-squad personally responsible for the murder of Miklos Radnoti--perhaps the greatest poet of the Holocaust well known in English translation--escaped retribution for the deed. His remains rest in official burial grounds reserved...
Algerie Francaise and Its Lessons for Today
THE fate of melting pot societies must be on many minds, particularly among British and American policy-makers and futurologists. The main relevance of the Algerian conflict is the example of a melting pot society under the French which had worked...
Carcassonne: From Medieval City to Modern Town
ALMOST every tourist brochure promoting the glories of France has a photograph of Carcassonne's medieval walled town, perched high on a bluff above the River Aude. With its three kilometres of ramparts, 52 towers and turrets, and two concentric rings...
Finland: The Best Country in the World?
'FINLAND Tops Global Prosperity Index'. That headline, in an influential British newspaper on 26 October 2009, would have had the Finnish political elite downing champagne by the magnum. Since the end of the Cold War and Finland's joining the EU, they...
India's Fabled Maharani and Her Elephants
'WHEN one was young, one had one's own elephants' is the most unforgettable sentence I have ever heard. I heard it 25 years ago on Desert Island Discs on BBC radio, uttered by one Gayatri Devi. To English ears it concealed the fact that, in the India...
Music and the Midnight Sun
IN many years of concert-going I had never before come out of a performance after 11.30pm to find the sun shining. Never before had I heard an audience applaud with spontaneous rhythmic clapping, the rhythm changing at no apparent signal. Never before...
Scotland's 'Special Relationship' with the USA
PRESIDENT Obama has certainly a McCurry and Armour among his ancestors. Some farther-fetched genealogy even hopes for another link through a Fitz Randolph to the twelfth-century Scottish king, William the Lion. That probably puts him among tens...
The Australian Economy: The Continuing 'Wonder Down Under'
AUSTRALIA is the only Western country not in a technical recession. (A 'recession' is defined as two consecutive quarters of negative economic growth.) Its economy is the 'Wonder Down Under'. It has provided Prime Minister Kevin Rudd with a platform...
The British Invention of Modern Tourism
WHILE the remains of the Christmas turkey yet linger in British refrigerators, the television screens will suddenly be full of advertisements for package summer holidays to various sunny climes. In spite of credit cards past their limit, many Britons...
The Development Process in China's Vast Cities
AFTER three decades of reform in China, the level of urbanization has increased substantially. In 2006, China's national urban population was over 577,000,000, with a national urbanization rate of 43.9 percent. (The current total population of China...
The World of Paperbacks
OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS is justly famous for the range and quality of its history titles and the Press has recently brought out a paperback edition of Eric Kaufmann's The Orange Order: A Contemporary Northern Irish History ([pounds sterling]20.00),...
Violence against Women and the AIDS Epidemic in Haiti
SEXUAL violence against women in Haiti is widespread, and is contributing to the number of women being infected with HIV. Tania 26, lives in a State Rehabilitation Centre of the Haitian capital, Port-au-Prince. Every part of her body shows signs...