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. 270, No. 1575, April

Britain's '100 Best Books.' (Listing Based on Waterstone's Booksellers Ltd.'s Survey of Shoppers)
Anyone who can write, so the saying goes, can write a book. And anyone who can lay their hands on a bit of money can publish it. That's the easy part. What's difficult is to sell the wretched thing, to persuade the public to part with their pounds,...
Children Playing with Balloons: The 'New History' in British Schools
Since 1945 Britain's intelligentsia have rejected their country's history with a vengeance. They have rejected the past with a vehemence which is beyond the reach of reasoned argument. This has had a profound effect on the teaching of History in schools....
Democracy in Ghana: The Rawlings Mystique Endures
Last December marked a major milestone for the fledgling democracy in Ghana. For the first time in its political history, a civilian administration was able to complete its term in office and also secure a renewed mandate democratically. The Rawlings...
Houghton and the Lost Treasures
Driving across the flat Norfolk landscape from Kings Lynn it may come as a surprise to discover not one but two beautiful palaces, small as palaces generally go, but perfectly formed. They are Holkham and Houghton. Houghton Hall, built by Sir Robert...
Islam and Peace: A Rejoinder
Keith Suter's article 'Is Islam a Threat to International Peace and Security?, published in Contemporary Review (Vol. 269, No. 1571, December 1996), raises a number of issues for debate. Dr. Suter's article is based on an interpretation of Samuel Huntington's...
Japan's View of the New China
A metaphor the Chinese use to describe their reform policies, whether economic or political, is crossing the stream by feeling the stones with one's feet. This implies, among other things, that while there is a long-term goal - modernization - the method...
Laurens Van der Post
Laurens van der Post, who died at the end of last year, has gained, some contemporary fame as an author and the well-esteemed 'mentor of Charles, Prince of Wales. His Boer origins in South Africa were effectively transcended so that he might become a...
Saint George for England
On the twenty-third of April some Englishmen will wear a red rose and others will toast the memory of England's patron saint. Why the English chose St George as their patron saint has long been a puzzle. There is no evidence that St George ever left...
The English Patient
Not since David Lean's sumptuous Doctor Zhivago has an epic of hearts been so garlanded with praise as Anthony Minghella's elegant and thought provoking The English Patient (currently on release) which received a stunning twelve nominations in the American...