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. 265, No. 1547, December

A Way Forward for the Church?
THE Church of England has long been considered a comfortable billet, especially for its clergy. Once ordained, a priest is guaranteed a job for life, if he behaves himself. The pay may not be good but there are fringe benefits and in recent years a good...
India under Prime Minister Rao
CHINA was once a sleeping giant. India is another. China woke up under lashes from Mao's whip. India is still asleep. With her awesome physical and demographic dimensions and enormous resources -- human, material and natural -- the world's second largest...
Kakuei Tanaka - Man of Tangible Power
KAKUEI Tanaka, Japan's best known political kingmaker, served as Japan's Sori-Daijin (Prime Minister) during 1972-74. He was the youngest of Japan's postwar politicians to serve as premier and remains in contemporary politics as the country's most dominant,...
The Committee of the Regions: A Committee for Europe
SUPRANATIONALITY is one of the touchstones of the European Union, the concept of power being wielded for certain purposes by a body above and apart from the constituent parts. This idea is part and parcel of subsidiarity, which in its simplest form means...
The Old English Christmas of Washington Irving
EVERY Christian nation has its own special celebrations for Christmas and its own ingredients for the perfect Christmas. Christmas celebrates not just the birth of Christ but plenty in the midst of winter, family life and the spirit of giving. England...
The Origin of American Studies in Britain: One Man's View
My career has not been confined to universities but was interrupted six years of war service, four of them in the Middle East, and by three and a quarter as a member of the House of Commons. Moreover, in my undergraduate years at King's College, Newcastle,...
Walking Meditation
THE first step we take unaided is one of those epochal moments in a life when the individual's story seems suddenly to break through the surface of the mundane and tap into a reservoir of elemental happenings. From there come resonances which can re-kindle...
Working at Mother Teresa's House of the Pure Heart
NIRMAL Hriday, the House of the Pure Heart, is the proper name for Mother Teresa's home for the dying in Calcutta. It is in the heart of the slums, and next door to the temple to the goddess Kali, the destroyer, which is served by four hundred priests,...