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. 272, No. 1589, June

An Intern in the White House
My potential employer glanced away from my resume and raised her eyes to meet mine. I offered a coy smile and spoke, 'You want to ask, don t you?' She confessed with slight bashfulness that, indeed, she was curious. I reassured her that it was not an...
China's New Prime Minister
The March 1998 meeting of the National People's Congress (NPC), China's effective legislature, not only provided the People s Republic of China with a new set of political leaders for the twenty-first century, but also gave a revealing insight into the...
Forecasting Future El Ninos
A long-projected programme for the integration of several hitherto isolated weather monitoring systems into a single network capable of predicting the behaviour of entire oceans is at last moving into the implementation stage. Industry may well gain...
Jane Austen's Venture into Tragedy
Jane Austen's novels are, on the whole, light, amusing and reassuring. They generate little in the way of anxiety or fear. Mansfield Park however is an exception. It differs from the rest in that its mood is more sombre and its content more serious....
Kalymnos: A Greek Island out of Season
Sometimes it is not a good idea to read guidebooks before leaving home. The admirable Rough Guide to Greece remarks that 'there is scant possibility of finding a room amid the package-holiday paraphernalia of Myrties and Massouri. The Eyewitness guide...
Of Saints and Cement in Macedonia
In central Skopje, two storeys of poured concrete and plate glass house the National Museum of Macedonia. On a Saturday afternoon it is quite deserted, except for a warden and some friends who have set up a TV in the main entrance hall. They slouch in...
Reforming the United Nations
The latest international crisis caused by Saddam Hussein's denial to allow UN weapons inspectors access to places where possibly atomic, biological and chemical weapons were hidden was also a crisis for the United Nations. The Security Council, as the...
The National Alliance and the Evolution of the Italian Right
In the fifty years that followed the end of the Second World War, Italian political life was blocked by the hegemony of the Christian Democrats. They ran the country by themselves and from the 1960s in coalition with some smaller parties from the centre...