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. 1626, July

Brazil 501
BRAZIL has entered the twenty-first century amid a national identity crisis, just as it celebrates the fifth centenary of its discovery. Brazil's crisis is not simply a matter of the current economic difficulties nor is it due to the long absence of...
Creating Peace between Lebanon and Israel
ANY moves towards peace in the Middle East are complex and nowhere is this more the case than in the complicated situation involving Lebanon and Israel for a third party is always involved namely Syria. These complex factors must be understood by any...
In Search of Cyril Connolly's Generation
THE historian, Sir Steven Runciman was, I think, the last survivor of Cyril Connolly's contemporaries in College at Eton, the schoolboys of Enemies of Promise. Possibly in some distant shire one still remains, but he would need to be almost of Queen...
Russian Nationalism Today: The Views of Alexander Dugin
AT a recent meeting of specialists in Slavic Studies, some of the participants began discussing the views of Alexander Dugin, the popular Russian nationalist philosopher. Most of the Russian participants, mostly Westernized liberals, were unaware of...
Sterilisation in India
THE Chief Minister, Digvijay Singh, calls it consciousness-raising. His executive secretary, R. Gopalakrishnan, says it's a gimmick. Firebrand feminist Member of Parliament Shabana Azmi declares it unconstitutional. New population-control legislation...
The Bush Administration and the Caspian Oil Pipeline
AMONG the major issues where the Bush Administration will have to cope with the Clinton legacy, is the Caspian pipeline project. The State Department invested heavily in a grandiose strategy that has been to press the Caspian countries and international...
The Conspiratorial Politics of Thabo Mbeki
LAST month the South African President visited Britain. For him the receptions at Buckingham Palace and 10 Downing Street were no doubt a welcome break from domestic turmoil. In April 2001, the first serious cracks appeared in the previously solid...
The World of Paperbachs
New releases from PIMLICO cover a wide range of subjects. In history there is a reprint of Christopher Hill's Puritanism and Revolution: Studies in Interpretation of the English Revolution of the 17th Century ([pound]l2.50). When first published in...
Visiting Mediaeval France Today
DESPITE the global marketplace, satellite television, European integration, and countless other inducements to homogeneity, there is a section of France, the southwest, that steadfastly resists that trend. It retains its mediaeval air in a plenitude...