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. 275, No. 1603, August

Japan's New Spirituality
There is a new spirituality abroad in Japan: a spirituality based on true harmony within society. In a nation which, through such activities as ikebana (flower arranging) and bijutsu (fine arts), has strived to bring harmony between humanity, culture...
Nigeria and Democracy: Third Time Lucky?
May 29, 1999, marked an important milestone in Nigeria's political development as the country turned full circle. After fifteen years of oppressive rule by three military juntas, Nigeria renewed its march towards democracy. A civilian government was...
Nunavut - Canada's Newest Child
For hours I had watched CNN, America's number one news station, vividly showing the plight of the Kosovo Albanians fleeing across the borders to Macedonia and Albania, fearing for their lives. Mostly old men, women and children, they told horrific...
Soldiers for Hire
Two years ago the former Papua New Guinean Prime Minister Sir Julius Chan contracted the British private military corporation Sandline to settle a long-running revolt on the island of Bougainville. Before operations could commence the PNG Defence Forces...
The Body Politic: Anatomy of a Metaphor
Eighty-one years ago the oldest political metaphor in history contributed to the formulation of the most important tactical innovation of twentieth century warfare. Today the implications of the same metaphor are still being worked out as we move into...
Unanswered Questions about 'Europe.'
Hardly had I finished my article for last month's Contemporary Review complaining that Gordon Brown had taken three months not to answer my letter asking him what the tangible benefits of EU membership are, when I received a reply. It came from the...
Winter Sunlight: Rembrandt's Self-Portraits at the National Gallery
Portraits are generally painted when the subject, is at a flood-tide of life and personality: the aureate youth of Giorgione s shepherd-boys, or the fragile and complacent grace of van Dyck's women, or the sinewed middle age of Ruben's patricians....
Women Conductors - Why So Few?
If you are not a despot, sexually voracious, power-obsessed, long-lived and as fit as a marathon runner, don't bother to apply. The job? Conductor of a symphony orchestra. At least that is the myth we are asked to believe and according to Norman Lebrecht...