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. 270, No. 1572, January

Charles Trenet: Troubadour of Modern France
If one enjoys the music of French crooning, then one may be drawn to the records of Charles Trenet, now in his eighties. Yet when English speakers list celebrated French singers, they more readily give names like Chevalier, Piaf, Montand, or Aznavour....
Development in the English Countryside
The English countryside is highly valued, both in England and internationally. It is a matter of anxiety that in the second half of the twentieth century it has come under more pressure than ever before and that, as the century draws to its close, the...
Economic Decline and the Crisis of American Liberalism
As President Clinton starts his second term two things seem certain: his country s traditional optimism and confidence have weakened and the United States is, in political terms, essentially conservative. In the recent campaign both President Clinton...
Nagorno Karabakh: Forgotten People in a Forgotten War
Man and nature appear to conspire to inflict suffering on some people. The history of the Armenian people is beset by tragedy. They have been subjected to repeated massacres, including the genocide of over one-and-a-half million by the Turks in 1915....
Odysseus Elytis: In Memory of a Modern Greek Poet
The death, in 1996, of the distinguished Modem Greek poet, Odysseus Elytis - who won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1979 - seems to deserve rather more than fervent national commemoration, within his native Crete. He must continue to embody, in his...
Romania, Democracy and Minorities
Almost every post-communist Balkan state has been scarred, perhaps indelibly, by the bitter legacies of Communism. Communism abolished the pre-Communist order in a far more radical and ruthless way in the Balkans than in Central Europe. With only a rudimentary...
South Africa's Economic Dilemma - Scylla or Charybdis?
The success of Nelson Mandela's South Africa between now and the end of the century is likely to depend, almost wholly, on the viability of its economic development programme. Yet round the neck of that programme hang a number of albatrosses. Four decades...
Spain's Modern Cave Dwellers
'Before you leave to visit the cave dwellers of Galera and Guadix, you must spend some time in our pleasant resort. Here you will find that the air is clean. We have no large industries and, hence, pollution is minimal.' Francisco Montalban, Deputy Mayor...