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. 269, No. 1567, August

Dole's Achilles Heel: Why the Right Distrusts Him
By the end of this month, the former Senator from Kansas, Mr Robert Dole, long the presumptive candidate of the Republican party, will have in fact been nominated as that party's candidate for President of the United States. Before the conclusion of...
Edgar Degas - Obsessive Artist, Obsessive Collector
It was an excellent idea of the National Gallery in Trafalgar Square to counter the Tate's hugely successful Cezanne exhibition with one devoted to the works of Hilaire Germain Edgar Degas. These are late works. 'After Impressionism' is devoted almost...
Hot Sun, Cold Wind: Reflections on Not Being an MP
Many people could, of course, write an article with this title. But the twist in my case is that I was once actually a member of the House of Commons. Not now: and now I don't regret it. This is in part because of what I see on television, and what I...
India after the Poll
In India, the world's largest democracy, the quinquennial electoral exercise, the 11th in the series, covering the entire country including the controversial Jammu and Kashmir, concluded in the last week of May. It was held mainly in three phases. It...
The English Novel in the Twentieth Century: 8 - D.H. Lawrence and His Mother
Works of fiction often tread a fine line between fantasy and reality. This is especially true of the stories of D. H. Lawrence who was infamous for drawing upon real life for his characters. Perhaps the most well known instance of this is in Lawrence's...
The Return of Africa's Old Guard
Africa's political landscape has been prone to periodic change; some of which are very obvious while others are more subtle. At present, there seems to be an added dimension to this phenomenon of change which appears to have gone unnoticed as African...
The Riddle of Erskine Childers
As is often the case with writers, Erskine Childers might have walked out of his timeless classic novel, The Riddle of the Sands, most convincingly as Arthur Davies, but to others maybe as Carruthers or Herr Dollman? Yachtsman, navigational map maker,...
The Scott Report and the British Machinery of Secrecy
On Monday 9th November 1990 the lead picture on the main news programmes of British television (BBC1 and ITN) was the same: three middle-aged men in well-cut suits standing outside a concrete bunker-like building with glasses of champagne in their hands....
The Thai Monarchy
This year the king of Thailand celebrates the fiftieth anniversary of his reign. Thailand, apart from one short period, never knew direct colonial rule by a European state. This has inevitably made it different from India, Burma, Laos, Cambodia and Malaysia,...