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. 261, No. 1523, December

A Festival of Theatre in Moscow
ACCORDING to a joke currently circulating in Moscow, Russia is a country which has no history but has an unpredictable past. Both the present and the future are equally problematic, and the complexities of a constantly changing situation are reflected...
Anthony Trollope at Christmas
|Asirloin of beef a foot and a half broad, a turkey as big as an ostrich, a plum-pudding bigger than the turkey and two or three dozen mince-pies' -- that was Anthony Trollope's menu for a perfect Christmas dinner. This rousing evocation of a truly...
Consultants and Changing Health Care
CONSULTANTS, for long at the apex of the British health care system, are increasingly finding their privileged position under scrutiny and challenge. This is clearly an issue of importance to the small elite professional group concerned. But it could...
From Tutankhamun to Nigel Short: The Story of Chess
WHEN Howard Carter, Lord Carnarvon's famous archaeologist made one last search of the Valley of the Kings in Egypt everybody knows he luckily found the sand slipping away under his feet to reveal a flight of steps which led to Tutankhamun's tomb. When...
Iris Murdoch - the 'Good Novelist.' (20Th Century Novelist)
PART of my education was spent as an admiring junior in the same school as Iris Murdoch. She has always been my hero, and I have followed her career as an author since her first novel Under the Net was published in 1954. Her output has been tremendous...
Libyan Terrorism: The Case against Gaddafi
FREEDOM fighter or terrorist? Prophet or common criminal? The recently imposed United Nations sanctions against Libya again focus attention on an issue which has troubled the world for more than two decades. The evidence implicating the Gaddafi government...
One Hundred Years of Lizzie Borden
THE trial is over. As we jurymen file past her out of the court, Miss Lizzie Andrew Borden, clad in a sombre, black dress, is suddenly wreathed in smiles. She laughs, and thanks us for the verdict. The place is a college theatre in Fall River, Massachusetts,...
Oxford Examined
EVERY few years it falls to the lot of a university teacher to become an examiner. It is not, I must confess, my favourite occupation, but it gives a keen insight into an aspect of university life that receives very little publicity and yet is closer...
Walter Richard Sickert - Impressionist or Depressionist?
WALTER Richard Sickert is one of those painters whose humane personality illuminates his work. His reputation has been controversial and uncertain, but every ten years or so the Arts Council dusts him off and shows some of his work. This time the Royal...
What Price Trade Union Reform?
REFORM of the labour market has been a central plank of the post-1979 Conservative Government's economic programme. Ministers charge trades unions with inhibiting the flexible operation of the labour market by bidding for unrealistic wage increases,...