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. 290, No. 1691, Winter

A Deadly Trade: A Nigerian Matriarch Wages War on Counterfeit Drugs
AN AFRICAN woman whose family has suffered the effect of the insidious trade in counterfeit pharmaceuticals has unleashed a global campaign against that deadly, multi-billion dollar enterprise. So far, she is winning. But she has barely survived an...
Canada's 2008 Election: A Carbon Copy from the Past
'Thirty-seven lost days and 300 million squandered loonies [a Canadian term for a one dollar coin] later, there's one simple election question that has yet to be given a satisfactory answer in either of our official languages. What the hell was that...
Coping with Floods: Mozambique and Britain
MOZAMBIQUE is one of the world's poorest countries, the United Kingdom is one of the richest. Both are struggling to respond to a changing climate. Factory workers hurriedly evacuated after a local river burst its banks; firemen having to rescue a...
Corruption and Populism in Bulgaria
IF for most Western Europeans and British people in particular, Bulgaria, a country with a population of over 7,600,000 is seen as an idea) place for holidays or retirement, the situation in the country shows little sign of comfort. Since the summer....
Finland's Reaction to the Georgia Crisis
THE world has been shocked as the spectre of a 'New Cold War' has been raised by Russia's August invasion of Georgia's break-away regions. Former Soviet states are feeling particularly alarmed at this renewed Russian aggression but Finland, often lumped...
Human Rights: The Sixtieth Anniversary
DECEMBER marks the sixtieth anniversary of the 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The twentieth century saw both some of history's worst violations of human rights and yet also some of the most spectacular advances in their protection. There...
Martin Buber: Philosopher and Visionary
Editor's Note: In November the German Education Minister Or Annette Schavan, on an official visit to Israel to mark the country's sixtieth anniversary, announced that the German government would fund a new Martin Buber Society of Fellows in the Humanities...
Medical Tourism
AT the beginning of July this year, after at least one earlier promised date had been missed, the EU Commission released its Directive on cross-border health care within the EU. It is intended to promote and clarify the right of patients to get health...
'Not with a Bang but a Whimper': The Fall of Thabo Mbeki
FOR Thabo Mbeki, President of South Africa, September 2008 was the best of times and the worst of times. On September 15th he presided over a signing ceremony in Harare which formalised the power sharing arrangement he had mediated between Zimbabwe's...
The Limits of Expansion: The European Union and NATO
BIG is not necessarily beautiful, but the current agendas of both the European Union and NATO is one of steady aggrandizement. The more members each can take, it would seem, the better. Both institutions have come to be seen as two sides of the same...
The Next United States Presidency
BETWEEN his election on 4 November and the time he takes office on 20 January 2009 the world will be awash with articles advising the next US President, Barack Obama, how he should set about the enormous task ahead of him. Pundits of every description...
The Penalties of Apostasy in Malaysia
Editor's Note: On 21 November Malaysia's National Fatwa Council issued a ruling commanding all the country's Muslims to avoid practising yoga, as it was connected with Hinduism and could 'destroy the faith of a Muslim'. This article shows the complicated...
The World of Paperbacks
JOHN MURRAY has recently published a paperback of Donald Thomas' Freedom's Frontier: Censorship in Modern Britain ([pounds sterling]10.99), an important book which exposes the hypocrisy of the contemporary liberal intelligentsia's claim to free speech....