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. 272, No. 1585, February

Arab Intellectuals Plan for the Future
You are going to a conference which will discuss the future of the Arab world? Who told you that the Arabs had a future.'?', my Arab-Canadian friend, Tahar, asked in a pessimistic manner when I informed him that I was travelling to Abu Dhabi to cover...
From One Man's Island: A Royal Academy for Inventors?
Trevor Baylis is a man gripped by a big idea. Like Martin Luther King, he has a dream, a dream that there should be a Royal Academy for Inventors. Trevor is the man who has caught the public imagination with his invention of the clockwork radio, powered...
Hungary Confronts the Bankers of the Underworld
Hungary has introduced landmark legislation against the thriving financial institutions of the criminal underworld. The experiment, variously described by the lawmakers and law enforcers of the region as brilliant, obvious and potentially effective,...
The Abolition of Capital Punishment in Britain
On 13 August 1964, in Walton prison, Liverpool, and Strangeways prison, Manchester, respectively, Peter Allen and Gwynne Evans were taken from the condemned cells and led to the execution chamber. A few minutes later, the last two men to be hanged in...
The Supermarket Revolution
There are several contenders for the title of the Most Important Change in British Life over the last forty years. The universal use of the car; the spread of Information Technology; television; widespread higher education; and the subject of this article...
Washington and European Monetary Union
When the chief economist of the Deutsche Bank, Dr. Norbert Walter, wants 'enlightened discourse' on European Monetary Union (EMU) he travels, he says, to the United Kingdom. If he wants to 'fight religious wars,' he stays at home. When he wants to 'help...