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. 1702, September

African Biography
MOST of us are nosy. While we might try to affect a dignified indifference, we long to know what goes on behind closed doors, shut curtains and in other people's minds. The indisputable success of celebrity magazines from Taller to Hello! depends upon...
After the Disaster: A Return to a Devastated Japan
Editor's Note: In our last issue, an English teacher in Japan recounted his experiences in the Japanese earthquake. He left Japan and returned to England. Now some months later he went back to the devastated area, where a tsunami, set off by the earthquake,...
China: 10 Warning Signs of Problems
CHINA is now the world's main economic locomotive. The Great Wall of China has become the Great Mall. There has been recognition by the Chinese leadership since the late 1970s that socialism has failed and that a greater reliance should be placed on...
Literary Fusion: The Story of Katherine Mansfield and John Middleton Murry
WHEN Katherine Mansfield died of tuberculosis in 1923 at the age of 34, she left behind three volumes of short stories and the poignant sense of an aborted career. It is testimony to the power of her fiction that it has been continuously in print for...
Nagorno-Karabakh: An Apple of Discord between Armenia and Azerbaijan
PART TWO Editor's Note: After a short survey of the history of the region and a brief reminder of the more recent developments in Part One in the June issue. Part Two continues with the negotiations from 1994 to 2010. SINCE the truce of 1992,...
Otto Von Habsburg
THIS summer - July the Fourth to be exact - one of the most honourable as well as one of the most distinguished lives of the last century came to an end. Archduke Otto von Habsburg was 98 when he died and his life had spanned most of the twentieth...
Rewriting History: New Hungarian Constitution Shirks Responsibility for the Holocaust
THE New Hungarian constitution, which is to come into effect on 1 January 2012, denies not the veracity of the Holocaust but the culpability of the state for the organized murder of some 600.000 of its Jewish citizens in 1944/45, mostly in Auschwitz....
Scotland: Long Wait for a Referendum?
THINGS have gone badly wrong in Scotland for the British Conservatives for a long time. They have now also gone badly wrong there both for their Liberal Democrat coalition partners and for the Labour Opposition. But they have gone unexpectedly well...
The Finnish Election
UNTIL April 2011, it's safe to say that even committed politicos in the UK would have been hard pressed to name a Finnish political party, let alone a Finnish politician. Tucked away in the northeast comer of Europe, the sparsely populated land of...
The World of Paperbacks
There is a rich harvest of new titles from VALE UNIVERSITY PRESS and we begin with Prof. Michael Slater's highly praised biography, Charles Dickens ([pounds sterling] 12.99) which the reviewer in this journal said 'gives us a Dickens far more complex...
Toulouse-Lautrec's Troupers Perform at the Courtauld Gallery
SINCE Toulouse-Lautrec (1864-1901) was a gregarious man, it is fitting that we can now see him among his closest companions at the Moulin Rouge in his group portrait of 1892-93, lent by the Art Institute of Chicago to the Courlauld's new exhibition,...