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. 264, No. 1537, February

Edmund Spenser: The Boyhood of a Poet
EDMUND Spenser was born in 1553, the waning year of both King Edward VI and the English Reformation. Throughout the land the flux of sectarianism was renewed: Anglican against Catholic, Puritan and Anabaptist against Anglican. Into that renewal of religious...
Imperial Betrayal - Japan Discovers 'Royal-Bashing.'
ON New Year's Day 1946, in a speech broadcast to the Japanese nation, the late Emperor Hirohito, direct descendant of Amaterasu-o-mikami, Goddess of the Sun, formally renounced his status as a god. Aged forty-five, he had ruled Japan, albeit as 'a puppet...
'Never Again': Bosnia and Conventional Arms Restraints
THE fiftieth anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising has been honoured by our saying, still again, 'Never Again'. Then we witness the slaughter in Bosnia and ask how we can make those words more than lessons from history. There have been three main...
Shakespeare's Supposed 'Lost' Years
TO anyone properly acquainted with the Elizabethan age there is mystery in a gap in our knowledge of any Elizabethan. Scholars of that age know that it is a quite regular feature. It is more remarkable when we know as much as we do about the lives of...
The Dragon and the Flame: An Analysis of the Welsh Arson Campaign
THE trial of three men, in Caernarvon, last year has focused attention, at least in the Principality if not in England, on the Welsh arson campaign that has been smouldering on for over twelve years. Although these events have been widely publicised...
The Russian Army and Religion
DEMOCRATIC reforms in Russia and the reorganisation of the armed forces have created conditions which now permit religion to play a greater role in shaping the moral outlook of Russian servicemen. Such was the intelligence conveyed by Moscow's Defence...
Train Ride through Hell
HOHHOT (Inner Mongolia) to Datong (Shanxi). Six hours by train. Easy. Buy a ticket, get on a train, arrive 9.00 p.m. No problem. This train journey turned into a marathon of disorganisation and misunderstandings. Of course in China many things are not...
Turkey: An Anatomy of Boredom
TURKEY is a boring country. This is very surprising. Why it should be dull is one of the few real mysteries left to international travellers. Istanbul exemplifies this unhappily. Of all the really great cities it is the most sterile. It is a hygienic,...
Why Children Kill
WITH the James Bulger killing, Britain has come to realise that childhood has inherent within it, at least in certain instances great dangers previously not suspected. In the United States, there has already been a wave of killing by children and hence...