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. 288, No. 1681, Summer

Blair and His Legacy
Editor's Note: In May Tony Blair's government suffered a series of upsets that have led to the Tories, under a vigorous young leader, David Cameron, taking a significant lead in the opinion polls for the first time for almost fourteen years. Labour...
Israeli Religious Youth Is Moving Away from Oliver Stone Fundamentalism
DURING the disengagement (unilateral withdrawal from sections in Palestinian territories) in August 2005 and the months before it, Jewish national-religious people were seen protesting vigorously against the disengagement on television screens in Israel...
Japan's Strategic Thinking
THE doctrinal tradition of Realism has dominated the discipline of International Relations and is becoming enormously influential in Japan's foreign policy. Realism offers four major propositions about global reality: (1) independent sovereign states...
John Betjeman-A Centenary View
HAMPSTEAD and Highgate are districts in North London, rich in literary associations and none more so than the area where John Betjeman lived and which he made famous by his autobiography in verse Summoned By Bells (1960), St Anne's church at the bottom...
Peter Ackroyd's Englishness: A Continental View
IN recent years it has become fashionable in Britain for politicians and writers to ask what it means to be 'English'. Some of this has been stirred by the effects of Britain becoming part, albeit a questioning part, of the EU and, even more, by the...
The Historic Significance of Putin's Revanchism
Editor's Note: In the middle of July the eight leading industrial nations will gather in St Petersburg for a meeting chaired by Putin. Almost every word in the preceding sentence shows how Russia has been transformed in the last two decades. Yet recently...
The Trial of Saddam Hussein: Limits and Prospects
'By what authority--legal, I mean--do you sit as a court to judge me?' Charles I, quoted in Geoffrey Robertson, The Tyrannicide Brief (2005), 6. PUTTING heads of state on trial is a complicated, and precarious business. Hauling leaders before...
The World of Paperbacks
Literary titles dominate this issue's releases from OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS with three volumes from The Oxford English Literary History. The first, by Professor Christopher Baldick, is the tenth volume, The Modern Movement ([pounds sterling]18.99)...
Tiepolo and Ruisdael at London Galleries
THE Courtauld Gallery's opulent set of oil sketches by Giambattista Tiepolo, until recently on display at the Getty Museum in Los Angeles, forms the core of its latest exhibition, All Spirit and Fire (25 February-29 May). It is likely that most of...
Wisdom's Garden: Lessons for Northern Ireland
'THE act of composing a garden', says Russell Page, who has composed many, 'is a question first of selection and then of emphasis'. These were certainly the two key operations that underlay my mother's efforts to cultivate the quarter-acre site around...