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. 276, No. 1613, June

A French Marshal in Morocco
FRANCE'S colonial history has all too often been ignored or dismissed in the English-speaking world yet it has had great influence not only on Prance, but on large portions of Africa and Asia. One of the best ways to understand it is to describe the...
A Survey of Jewish-American Writing
SINCE the publication of Saul Bellow's Dangling Man in 1944 and Alan Ginsberg's collection Howl and Other Poems in 1956. there has been a growing awareness that the contribution of Jewish American writers to mainstream literature has been significant....
Britain's Demographic Changes: 1971-2031
"NEVER make predictions about the future'. Thus Lady Thatcher when asked to comment on John Major's unexpected election victory in 1992. As a generalization this is undoubtedly right. However there is one area in which we can make forecasts with some...
George Orwell's First Play
IT'S not every day that a parent gets a chance to witness literary history being made at a school play, especially so if that parent's son has a leading part in it. I recall attending a performance, eight years ago, of a play entitled King Charles...
Latin American Integration and the Formation of Mercosur
A common cultural identity is a must for a group of independent states seeking integration in order to construct and sustain regional trade agreements. Historically, no such identity existed for Latin America (LA) outside the discourse of American...
Reflections on the Welfare State
THOSE old enough to remember what Britain was like, at least for them, before the Second World War, may find great difficulty in coming to terms with the changes, enormous by any standards and affecting everyone in every facet of their lives, whatever...
The Cautionary Tale of Dr. Shipman
THE rogue doctor, the Hippocratic saviour turned hypocritic slayer, is a mercifully rare medical phenomenon in this country. Of doctors who commit murder within the context and confines of their private lives, and for personal reasons, there has never...
The Maltese Connection
MALTA? You are leaving Greece in December for Malta? Yes, in fact, we were. My wife and I had three good reasons. First, we had been in Greece for almost three months, and we had either to get a residence permit or leave the country. European Union...
What Venice Abhors, Havana Adores
WHEN the tectonic plate of communism finally yielded and slid below that of capitalism, a fragment of the socialist crust broke off and stayed afloat. Cuba is the only communist nation in the western hemisphere, and one of the few remaining in the...