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. 1609, February

Africa: Building on Hopes?
AFRICA has experienced numerous changes during the last century. Some were progressive, others were setbacks. Colonialism brought about fundamental changes both economically and socially. The Cold War wrought changes in very profound ways - politically,...
Crowded Out: American Political Conventions: Part Two
IN 1996 discipline was evident from both parties at their respective conventions. Security was tight, convention sites were guarded, and surrounded by clear space. In spite of Senator Dole's unbeatable margin established early in the primary process...
GM Foods in Perspective: Part Two
THE UK Commotion on GM Foods THE European Union accepted the growing of genetically modified (GM) crops, and 2,000 hectares of GM maize were planted in France in 1988. Yet, during 1999 the world watched with perplexity the furore that swept the...
Japan's New Tactics for the Twenty-First Century
FOR Japan, 1998 was the 130th anniversary of the beginning of the Meiji Era. At this time Emperor Mutsuhito, bynamed Meiji for his reign, presided over the destruction of the old Tokugawa shogunate, whereby Japan had been governed by shogun (generalissimos)....
The Ambition of Europe
WAR has only one cause, and it is not twentieth century nationalism, nor is it national identity. The cause of all conflict is ambition, and of war a single variety of ambition, examined in detail below. In brief, ambition is a sufficient condition...
The Rise and Fall of the Israeli Labour Movement: Part One
THIS is the story of the Israeli Labour Movement (ILM), which for about 70 years was a great socialist movement of a special brand. And as Socialist movements come and go in our world, this was quite a unique one. It 'was', because it is no longer...
The World of Paperbacks
PIMLICO have recently published a variety of excellent biographies. The first is Richard Osborne's Herbert von Karajan: A Life in Music ([pounds]15.00. 851 pages. ISBN 0-7126-6465-3). This massive biography was first published in hardback in 1998 when...