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. 274, No. 1601, June

James Hanley: A Case for Reassessment
After Valentine Cunningham's magisterial study of the literature of the 1930s, British Writers of the Thirties (1988), we were asked to look again at many of the major figures the ones who seemed to define the period. Yet, in many ways, there has always...
Nuclear Proliferation in South Asia
For the most part, the evidence of the 1990s would seem to suggest that the stability and prosperity of Asia-Pacific have flowed in part from the widespread adherence by regional countries to the non-proliferation norms and regimes, the centrepiece...
Pinochet in the House of Lords
On 11 September 1973 General (later Senator) Pinochet came to power in Chile. On 11 March 1990 he resigned as head of state after a controversial time in office (see Contemporary Review, November 1998). In 1998 he came to England for medical treatment....
Reflections on Intolerance
Insofar as all societies are based on the foundation of shared common traits, be it language, creed or political conviction, it can be argued that they have all sprung from the principle of intolerance. The international forum on intolerance held...
Rodrigues: Where Jesus and Rambo Converge
In Rodrigues, the Muslim snack and soft drink storekeeper uses a screwdriver to serve you your ice cream. No, it s not as if his scooper has broken and therefore he carves out a cone's worth of lactate ambrosia from his tool kit. It's his soft ice...
The Arabian Gulf's Modern Noah's Ark
The passengers appeared to be from a dozen different nationalities as we boarded the hovercraft, Sir Bani Yas, in Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates. No sooner had we begun to move, then the craft gathered speed and we were on our way...
The Baltic States, Russia and the War on Drugs
The security forces of the former Soviet Union are formalizing their collaboration in the face of organized crime threatening the fruits of their recent independence. The three Baltic republics of the former Soviet Union are joining the Commonwealth...
The Role of Juries in the Justice System
The governments and judiciaries of English-speaking countries, especially Britain and the United States, frequently proclaim that one of their fundamental beliefs is the rule of law, with the implication that other countries, although possessing legal...
The World of Compact Discs
The producers of Compact Discs are ever more inventive and innovative in the commissioning of new recordings and compilations. The market is replete with recordings of the same works. In a recent BBC interview broadcast to mark his 75th birthday, Sir...