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. 287, No. 1678, November

Contrasting Monarchies: Britain and Saudi Arabia
THE death of a king, like that of lesser mortals, always brings changes. So, the death of King Fahd in August 2005 raised new questions on the possible development of the Saudi monarchy, or at least indications of development in the future. Saudi...
Cultural Life and the Road to Peace in Northern Ireland
THE 'Good Friday Agreement' was signed in May 1998 and at that point it was heralded as an historic and a momentous event by many commentators. Two veteran politicians, the Unionist David Trimble and the Nationalist John Hume were the chief architects...
Eveless in Cuba
WHEN I found my seat on the plane, two elderly gentlemen were between me and it. 'Excuse me.' Nothing. 'Excuse me. That's my seat--by the window.' 'This is my seat.' His companion agreed. They were their seats. 'Yes I know--but if you could...
Germany's Indecisive Election
THE September elections in Germany were unusual if not unique for five reasons that are likely to change the German political landscape. However, this does not necessarily mean a destabilization of Europe's largest democracy nor an end to political...
Iceland: The Curse of the New Conformity
I love Iceland dearly, but it has lost its way. A comment about the road taken by a lump of shifting, explosive northern Atlantic rock with a tiny population and a globally irrelevant economy sounds like pointless self-indulgence. But in fact this...
The Enduring World of Proverbs
EVERY language has a store of short, succinct sayings that cast a light on life and human nature, and strike us by their common sense expressed in verbal felicity. Traditional observation, supple concision and verbal memorability are the essence of...
The Old Lady of Threadneedle Street: The Bank of England
CENTRE of international finance, symbol of stability, banker to the British Government and nation, custodian of the currency, guardian of the official reserves of gold and foreign currency, the Bank of England, Britain's central bank, can claim all...
The World of Paperbacks
VINTAGE leads the way in this month's column with a wide variety of new titles in their Vintage Classics series: the first five are novels by Aldous Huxley which cover almost the whole of his literary output. The first, Those Barren Leaves, was published...