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. 277, No. 1614, July

A Letter from the Editor
WE are pleased to announce that starting with this, the 277th volume of Contemporary Review, the size of the journal will grow by eight pages. The new 64-page journal -- free from the intrusion and influence of advertising -- will allow us to give...
Australia's Asia Policy
AS the twenty-first century begins to unfold, Australia is facing some important political and economic questions. These are about the future directions of Australia's multi-cultural society, its place in the world and region, and especially, its relationships...
Darmstadt Celebrates 100 Years of Art Nouveau
FEW visitors to central Germany would include Darmstadt as part of their itinerary. Just south of that gigantic beehive that is Frankfurt, and slightly off the majestic river Rhine, it is a place where one might easily miss an important chapter of...
James Russell Lowell and England
IN his later years James Russell Lowell (1819-1891) was considered America's major man of letters of the age. However, posterity has been less kind to him. Today he is little read and is generally regarded as not being in quite the same league as such...
Latin America after the 1998 Market Tumble
THE onset of globalisation was a daunting time for Latin America which some countries met by forming Mercosur (see last month's issue of Contemporary Review). In the 1980s most countries were crippled by an economic depression that showed no signs...
New and Noteworthy
The spoken books is the format through which many people come across great works of literature. In many cases, hearing the text is better than reading it -- this is especially the case with poetry. It is, after all, something of a return to the old...
Russia Opens Its Inland Waterways
A GROUP of Russian and French shipping interests have established an environment-friendly navigation business connecting Moscow with Paris and several other key West European ports. The cargo service may well prove to be a forerunner of a long-awaited...
The Change of Power in Ecuador
THERE was an outbreak of democracy in the 1990s and so that was a bad decade for military rule worldwide. But the new millennium began abruptly in Ecuador, with the overthrow of President Jamil Mahuad in January. This was the first military coup in...
Tunisia's Andalusian Heritage
IT was back in the mid-1980s that I drove to [Qal.sup.c]at el-Andles in search of the remains of the Spanish Muslims who had been forcefully evicted from the Iberian peninsula. Stopping our auto, I asked a passerby, 'I want to speak to someone who...
Woolly Advertising Rhymes
WHEN an Englishman dies abroad and has on him no other means of identification, a search through his pockets will usually reveal a letter to the Editor of The Times -- or so it is said. Since I retired, I write to The Times perhaps three times a year,...