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. 1577, June

Britain and Hong Kong
On July 1st, Britain will hand Hong Kong back to Communist China. It is obliged to do so because most of the crown colony is held by Britain on a 99-year lease which will then expire. The people of Hong Kong are far from happy. They fear Chinese intentions...
Franco-American Reflections
Our last night in Paris, November 30, 1996, confirmed a general impression of youngish French people as mostly affable and astonishingly pro-American! We had arrived back in the capital by the rapid TGV train on this Saturday evening after spending a...
Liberalism in a Body Bag: The Foundering of the Middle East Peace Process
Hyperbole had, eventually, to give way to fact. But so robust is the hyperbole of Palestinian politics, and so conditioned to it are the ears of the Palestinian people, that it took grand facts - facts about West Bank land and facts about Jerusalem,...
Martinique: In Gauguin's Footsteps
In the Gauguin literature Martinique does not figure as evidently as does Tahiti, the Marquesas Islands or Brittany and yet, in a certain sense, Martinique was perhaps the most influential of all his experiences. It has been my privilege and opportunity...
The British Election of 1997: The Results
The General Election held on 1 May, 1997 produced one of the greatest landslides in British political history. The Labour Party, under Tony Blair, achieved a stunning victory over the Conservative Party, under John Major. This brought to an end eighteen...
The Economic Case for Road Pricing
As traffic volumes have accelerated through the 1990s, the question of road pricing has become a very topical political and economic issue. Should motorists have to pay directly for the roads they use and, if so, how should roads be paid for? The new...
The Food and Folklore of a Mexican State
From the border of Mexico, northward to the Arctic Circle 'Let's go and have a fajita' is now almost as common among teenagers as 'let's go for a hamburger'. The words of a traveller who wrote, 'Mexican food excites the passion, seduces the body, then...
The Nobel Peace Prize and East Timor
I feel humbled to be next to people like Nelson Mandela', said Jose Ramos-Horta, who in 1975 became briefly the world's youngest foreign minister (aged 26). The ex-foreign minister of East Timor shared the 1996 Nobel Peace Prize with East Timor's embattled...
The World of Compact Discs
To develop tastes in music one has to start somewhere. In the ease of Schubert, the two hundredth anniversary of whose birth we celebrate this year, we are aided by a new release from HYPERION, A Voyage of Discovery (HYP 200). It is a selection from...
Three Days in Prague
One of the first things that you are likely to be told about Prague is that it is cheap. 'I had to practically give my money away,' one friend told me. This lucky friend travelled to Prague two years ago, however, and since then prices have risen by...