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. 1703, December

Anonymous Shakespeare?
AT intervals which are probably regular, governed by the motion of the planets or the gap between epidemics, a plague visits the intellectual life of the world. It is called denial of Shakespeare, and leads to the question which every Shakespearean...
Carl Jung in the Twenty-First Century
CARL Jung is one of those rare mortals whose names have become concepts. When this happens it is usually because they have provided a unique and illuminating view of the world and the place of humanity in it. They have provided profound, enlightening...
Form, Function, Forests and Fossils: Sustainability Revisited
ON a hill high above Oban, a small port on the west coast of Scotland, there stands a structure that resembles a Roman amphitheatre. However, never in its history has a lion, a gladiator or, indeed, a Christian battled for their lives within its walls....
Marrakesh: Morocco's Fabled City
THE battle between old and young in a city such as Marrakesh will never be fair. After all, Marrakesh, inspite of a population of just over one million people, is rather like an old but very interesting Great Aunt, who likes to think of herself as...
Polls and Public Servants
IT is now evident that there is a stage in the growth of the public services when they cease to be a mechanism for providing services to the public and become a mechanism for providing jobs for public servants. It is also evident that Great Britain...
The Decline of Titles in Britain
FOR centuries titles and style have been very important in Britain. Style, to be precise, refers to the words of respect that precede the actual titles such as His Royal Higness when referring to Prince William. Titles in Britain have long been in...
The Middle East: New Dawn or False Hope?
IMAGINE the following scenario: in the not too distant future, in a world more fragilised than our own by the effects of recurrent economic crises and climate change, the Cornish people make a bid for independence, seize Plymouth and raise the Cornish...
The Phone-Hacking Scandal: British Politics Transformed?
WATCHING the octogenarian Rupert Murdoch arrive for his appearance before the Parliamentary select committee hearings in July, I was reminded of a wildlife documentary I once saw in which the alpha male of a chimpanzee community was challenged for...
The World of Paperbacks
THAMES & HUDSON have brought out a new. fourth edition of Nineteenth Century Art: A Critical History ([pounds sterling] 32.00) by Stephen F. Eisenman, Thomas Crow, Brian Lukacher, Linda Nochlin, David L. Phillips and Frances K. Pohl. This history,...
Why Competition Is Not Working
SUPPOSEDLY we live in an age of "liberal consensus" where competition is frowned upon. (1) Many schools, for example, resist traditional speech-days for fear of upsetting the losers and inflating winners" egos. The notion that modern Britain is competition-shy...