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. 273, No. 1594, November

'An Ethical Foreign Policy': Pinochet's Chile
John K. Hickman Robin cook, the, New Labour Foreign Secretary, announced his 'Mission Statement in May, 1997, with something of a fanfare and the implication that he was thereby breaking new ground. He stressed the strong ethical content which was...
A New Approach to Transport
George Wedd In July 1998, the Labour Government produced, after fourteen months' gestation (the same period as for an elephant) a White Paper entitled A New Deal for Transport: Better for Everyone (the Stationery Office, London: ISBN 0-10-139502-7),...
Liberia: Taylor's First Year Report Card
That Charles Ghankay Taylor is an enigma is no longer in doubt. As warlord, Taylor began a seven-year war in his quest for power that literally destroyed Liberia. In an unusual twist of events, Taylor with the backing of his erstwhile military adversary,...
Poetry and the Pity of War
'Can there ever be an end to war?' asked John Keegan in his 1997 Reith Lecture and history would seem to answer 'No'. In short, the human race, whilst progressing in all kinds of scientific fields, remains a poor king over its own nature for, advancing...
Producing History: The Clicker's Tale
When I was but a beardless boy, Nor more' n six years old, I us' d to go a keepin' crows In rain an' wind an' cowd. After no more than one year's formal education, my paternal grandfather went to work in the fields, clapping his hands to keep the...
The 1998 Edinburgh International Festival
Actors with painted faces recite Shakespearean soliloquies in the streets, acrobats perform somersaults in front of astonished passersby, fire eaters stage dangerous stunts and the sound of bagpipes fills the air and merges with the noise of traffic...