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. 278, No. 1621, February

A British Military Family
EACH age owes a responsibility to understand the past. Strangely, with all the efforts to make the past of defeated nations from recent wars palatable, even truthful, the same concern and commitment has not been given to the British officers facing...
Aldous Huxley's Philosophy
I WAS sixteen when Aldous Huxley's Ends and Means was published, and a year older when it came my way in the public library. By that time I had romped through Crome Yellow, Antic Hay and Brave New World. Today, the young do not seem so well served...
Do Nations Express Themselves in Their Foods?
Do nations express themselves in their foods? It is a question that I thought would be worth examining. Mulling over this interesting theory in my mind led me to examine my own experiences during more than a quarter century of travel throughout the...
India's Royal House of Oudh
'SEND me a loaded revolver' wrote Princess Sakina of Oudh to the BBC producer who wanted to televise the history of the Royal House of Oudh. 'I will allow your cameras here but on one condition -- that you send the revolver 24 hours in advance'. ...
Media Review: The Transformation of Labour
Editor's Note: In the opinion of almost all politicians and political commentators, Britain will almost certainly have a General Election sometime this year, most likely within the next few months. Since 1997 British politics has been dominated...
Post-Cold War International Relations: Trends and Portents
Two world wars and the establishment of totalitarian tyrannies have shaken our faith in progress; technological civilization has shown that it possesses immense powers of destruction, for the natural world as well as for the cultural and spiritual...
Shakespeare at the Middle Temple
WHEN the Shakespeare Guild made its annual Golden Quill award to Kenneth Branagh this year, they chose well in staging the award ceremony at the Middle Temple. There are genuine Shakespearean associations, and the Great Hall held some 500 celebrants....
The Fuel Tax Protest and the Crisis of Parliament
THE fuel protest of September 2000 has baffled the analysts, for there are no historical precedents or theoretical explanations for it. Initially on the continent, then, more or less suddenly, in the United Kingdom, a group of hauliers and farmers...
Trollope and the Pious Slippers of Cheltenham
CHELTENHAM, that cultivated spa town with its blend of elegant town houses inhabited by retired Anglo-Indian officers and officials, provided a good setting and target for Victorian novelists. To Thackeray it was a place where 'trumps and frumps were...