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. 1629, October

Arafat's Agenda
ON 9 August 2001, a 23 year old Palestinian, Izz el-Din al-Masari, walked into the Sbarro pizzeria in Jerusalem and blew himself up. Fifteen others, including six children and two foreign tourists, died with him. There was nothing left of the bomber...
John Masefield's Central America
During the 1920s John Masefield, the future Poet Laureate, published two novels set in the imaginary Latin American republic of Santa Barbara, Sard Harker (1924) and ODTAA (1926). Both novels touch on the career of the supposedly legendary dictator,...
Joseph Stiglitz: An Economist at the World Bank
JOSEPH E. Stiglitz assumed his role as Chief Economist/Senior Vice President -- Development at the World Bank (hence 'the Bank') on the 11 February 1997. His tenure ended at the close of 1999. This is seen as an unusually brief occupancy and this article...
Sylvia: A Fixer at the Beirut Embassy
ONLY two categories of persons are indispensible in any British Embassy. The first is the Ambassador himself, without whom, since accreditation is personal, from Head of State to Head of State, there would be no embassy. The second is the 'fixer' the...
The Netherlands: From Euroscepticism to Europhoria
WHOEVER thinks 'euroscepticism' is a British invention, should brush up on his knowledge of European history. Certainly, the British invented the term itself, but the attitude has been around for much longer. For example Charles de Gaulle, a firm adversary...
The Parthenon Marbles -- Past and Future
I first saw the Parthenon in 1954 from the deck of an elderly liner named the Nea Hellas as she approached the dock at Piraeus. Two weeks earlier she had departed New York. After seven days at sea we touched at Lisbon, and then on to Naples where the...
The Turks and Jerusalem
Editor's Note: DrAras's article was ready for printing when news arrived of the terrorist attacks in New York and Washington. He has kindly contributed an After-word about the Turkish response to this crisis. FORGETTING the Ottoman past has never...
United in Grief: Britain and America 'Shoulder to Shoulder'
ON Tuesday the eleventh of September, that decreasing portion of people in Britain who follow political news were mildly interested to see whether the Prime Minister would receive a cool welcome from his allies in the Trade Union Conference who are...