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. 266, No. 1551, April

A Brazilian Woman's Battle for the Environment
Home-grown Amazon leader, Marina Silva, is branching out in Brazilian politics. The new location for her lifelong fight for the forest is the urban jungle of the capital, Brasilia. 'When I fly over the Amazon, I love to look at the green carpet of trees,...
Brian Friel: A Sociological Appreciation of an Irish Playwright
With the advent of peace in Northern Ireland, however tenuous, a sense of evil and despond has lifted as life returns to normality. It is too early to speak of the writing of history of this period of an undeclared civil war. Apart from commemorating...
Four Good Legs
It was in 1959 when I first saw a handicapped child riding a pony. I was impressed at seeing the empty wheelchair left behind in the stable yard as she went off, riding along the hedgerows and bridle paths. Other than that I gave little thought to the...
Free Trade, the Environment and Profit
Recent electoral results in the southern states of India have swept the ruling Congress (I) Party aside and put power in the hands of regional political parties. This is an unwelcome development to those in the subcontinent with serious environmental...
French Treasures from Cairo
A rare collection of French masterpieces that many art historians had thought were lost forever went on show at the Musee d'Orsay and proved one of the biggest attractions in Paris. This collection of French art from the nineteenth century from the...
Japan's Quartet of Important Advisors
Chukoku - the Japanese way of advice - is very much alive in the country. Not for nothing do the Japanese prize the counsel of those who have been the nation's leaders. In a land where the led are reluctant to be leaders, the high-fliers who have achieved...
Mad Dogs, Englishwomen and Nureyev
Since the last auction I had been to was in Farrington Gurney, Somerset run by Wicks and Pierce, Estate Agents, Christie's Rudolf Nureyev auction in New York was a staggering culture shock. Not only to me; Christie's found themselves similarly amazed...
Thackeray: Man of Letters
'Of what use keeping letters? I say, Burn, burn. No heart-pangs. No reproaches. No yesterday. Was it happy or miserable? To think of it is always melancholy.' This is what Thackeray tells us in his last completed - and most autobiographical - novel,...
The Church of England: Old Sins and New Doctrines
When the Church of England's governing body voted in November 1991 to ordain women as priests it was said that the decision would bring about earth-shattering changes in England's religious life. The least of these would be the loss of between 3,000...