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. 293, No. 1701, June

France's Place in the World
FRANCE is changing, like every other major industrialised country faced with the same problems, too fast for some, nothing like fast enough for others. Some changes are imposed by events outside, some self-generated. If not exactly unique this ambivalence...
Jan Gossart Mabuse at the National Gallery
ONE of the many puzzles about this Netherlandish master of the early sixteenth century, which is what we should call him, is not hard to solve. Martin Davies (from 1945 to 1968 compiler of the catalogues of the Early Netherlandish School tat the London...
Japan: 11 March 11
Before teaching English in Japan, I had never experienced an earthquake. Now, like my students who are of all ages and from all walks of life, I share their fears for their fragile land. IT resembled a scene from The Titanic. I had just got out...
Nagorno-Karabakh: An Apple of Discord between Armenia and Azerbaijan: Part One
Editor's Note: At the end of May the Presidents of France, Russia and the US issued a joint statement at the conclusion of the G8 summit in Deauville calling on the leaders involved in the Nagorno-Karabakh dispute 'to prepare their populations for...
Nationalism and Revisionism in East Asia
Ask someone to summon up associations, of a political and historical nature, with the names of the main countries in the East Asian region, and you are likely to obtain a surprisingly mixed bag of concepts: communism and economic superpower (China);...
New Zealand: A Letter from Christchurch
Editor's Note: The early months of 2011 were marked by two catastrophic earthquakes. On 22 February, Christchurch, New Zealand was hit by a quake that killed at least 181 people and injured many others and caused massive damage in the city; a few weeks...
Protecting Worcestershire's Unique Library
WORCESTERSHIRE has very few castles. An outstanding example is Hartlebury Castle, a Grade I listed building ten miles north of Worcester. It stands on high ground with views to the Abberley Hills, and has been a principal residence of the Bishops of...
Remembering Academia's Golden Age
THE Millbank riot last November brought it all back. A mob of raging students, driven by a principled refusal to pay for their education, trashed the building that is home to the Conservative Party and much else in London. They were protesting against...
The End of the American Century?
ARE we coming to the end of the 'American Century'? In World War II 'Henry Luce of Life magazine spoke for most political leaders as well as American businessmen, soldiers and the public generally when he said that the twentieth century would be the...
The World of Paperbacks
AMBERLEY PUBLISHING has brought out a new edition of W.H. Davies' famous 1908 book. The Autobiography of a Super-Tramp ([pounds sterling] 14.99), the frank and enjoyable tale of his tramping round the USA and Canada which has become something of a...