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. 260, No. 1516, May

A Letter from Israel
|I got stoned on the West Bank', read the slogan on the T-shirt for sale in Old Jerusalem. That ambiguous motif sums up in itself the combination of the political and the profane, which nestles next to the sacred and timeless in modern Israel. I had...
A Memory of Australia's Tragic Poet
Even today, I imagine, the name of Christopher Brennan the Australian poet and Greek scholar, is little known. In 1930 it was wholly unknown, for when I sent a short study of his work to J. C. Squire, the editor of the London Mercury, he asked me to...
How to Get Away from It - All! the Turkish Republic of North Cyprus
To readers of newspapers and listeners to TV and radio bulletins, 1991 was hardly a year full of comfort and joy. It occurred to me by the end fo the year that a full dose of Yuleryy foolery and New Year glad memories would be insupportable. My Xmas...
Is the Triangle Still Golden? the Politics of Opium and the New Regime in Thailand
The North of Thailand is a strange place. The cloud forest of the highlands pushes up between Laos and Burma (which now insists on calling itself Myanmar). Neither neighbour is very friendly to Thailand. But the hill tribes know nothing of the borders....
Meltdown of Authority: Soviet-Designed Nuclear Plants Court Disaster
MOUNTING energy shortages are forcing Armenia to re-open the Yerevan nuclear power plant which was shut down after earthquake damage in 1989. Lithuania is operating the Ignalina reactor without routine maintenance checks in order to obtain the biggest...
Slovenia Faces the Future
|Nothing will ever be the same as it used to be.' These were the words of Milan Kucan, president of Slovenia, after the Republic proclaimed its independence on June 25, 1991. The president himself was probably at the moment not fully aware of how true...
Spain, the United States and NATO
United States In recent times the Spanish attitude to the United States has been coloured in essence by three historical factors: (i) Recollection of the Spanish-American War. |El Desastre', the debacle of 1898, was the final traumatic episode...
The General Election of 1992: Another Victory for the Blue Muffins
At ten in the evening of 9 April, most people in Britain settled down in front of television to watch the election returns. The results afforded one great satisfaction to almost every viewer: the pollster and the pundis were shown to be totally wrong...
The Heart of Victorian England
Every May the public has a rare opportunity to see one of England's most unusual royal buildings. The Royal Mausoleum at Frogmore, the final resting place for Queen Victoria and Prince Albert, stands apart. Its copper roof, now turned a gentle green,...
The Third World: Living with Debt?
With the Gulf war, the break-up of the Soviet Union, the democratisation of Eastern Europe, the Single European Market and this year's elections in the US and the UK, one area of concern has taken a back seat, that is Third World debt. Ignoring the...
What Happened to the Green Movement?
The silence that has come to surround environmental issues is deafening. From the impression created, we might be forgiven for thinking that all is right with the world, that this muteness reflects a sense of easy security in the knowledge that the...