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. 262, No. 1529, June

France and Anti-Americanism
THE 1980s saw a sea-change in French political thinking: the USSR, which had long ceased to be a model but had benefited from a unilateral non-aggression pledge from the socialist left, was now seen as a totalitarian monster; NATO rearmament, not CSCE...
From Rococo to Revolution - French Art from Lille
THE present exhibition at the National Gallery in London is on loan from the Musee des Beaux Arts in Lille. Its seemingly simple title 'Tradition and Revolution in French Art 1700-1880' is one I find challenging. Voltaire remarked that history was a...
Malaysia: Dash for Economic Growth
MALAYSIA is one of the Super Seven. Hong Kong, Indonesia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand and Malaysia are all nations that have transformed themselves in recent years from Third World status by setting international records for economic growth....
Moldova: Independence, Unification, Disintegration?
THE failed Moscow coup of August 1991 provided the opportunity for the fifteen 'union republics' of the USSR to declare their independence and to set about the task of creating their own independent state structures. Soviet ideologues were always fond...
Police Integrity: The Moral Dilemma
IT is not surprising that following upon the several quite appalling cases of miscarriage of justice involving the fabrication of evidence by the police, there should be a serious loss of public confidence in the police service. Appropriately, there...
Return of a Native: Life on a Cardiff Housing Estate
'NONE of us goes to town no more. Too violent.' Mark is referring to a fight in a club in the city centre called Panama Joe's, when a man with a cut-throat razor went berserk and slashed several people, seriously injuring them. All of the people injured...
Thackeray the Sentimental Sceptic
OPPRESSED as he was by his sense of a lost past and a solitary present spent in either defeat or disillusion, W. M. Thackeray was readily attracted by whatever was stable in an age of uncertainty. Although there is little distinct landscape in his novels,...
The Great Age of British Watercolours 1750-1880
'OH, you are quite a lady, Miss Jane!' Thus was Jane Eyre elevated in Bessie's eyes, on the strength of a couple of waltzes and a 'landscape in watercolours' over the chimney piece. There were three hundred paintings at the Royal Academy in an exhibition...
The Renaissance of the London Musical
SOMETHING extraordinary has happened to London's theatrical scene -- the West End musical is alive and well and currently enjoying a renaissance. Yet only a few months ago six shows were forced to close, although admittedly some of the 'casualties' had...