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. 1615, August

From the Holbein's to Cranach: Pictures from Basel at the National Gallery
THE respect which the National Gallery has won abroad was confirmed in 1997, when the Copenhagen Museum for Kunst sent its best Cranachs there during its renovation. Now the Basel Kunstsammlung, also under reconstruction, has placed fifteen of its...
Gielgud's Hamlet
There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, Than are dreamt of in your philosophy. (1.5.166-67) THIS is one of those hackneyed quotations that Hamlet, famously, is full of: but what does it mean? Everything depends on the stress, and the...
Richard Adams at Eighty
RICHARD Adams, who has just celebrated his eightieth birthday, can look back on a remarkable life where fame arrived unexpectedly at the age of 52. There had been little to forecast this during the anonymous years of public school, wartime service...
Saddam -- 'Father of Victories?'
SADDAM is a nondescript brown terrier, predominantly Airedale, owned by M. Roland Turpin who, with his brother, runs the local sawmill. He was named after the 'Father of Victories' because he was born as the latter's army launched itself into Kuwait...
Tajikistan's Transition to the World Economy
THE struggle for political equality, societal justice and human rights constitute the fundamental aspect of transition in the newly independent republics in Central Asia in the post-Soviet era. This struggle has been more severe in Tajikistan than...
The Holocaust Exhibition
'Where one burns books, one will, in the end, burn people'. THIS comment by the German Jewish poet Heinrich Heine (1797-1856) serves as a perfect preface to the long overdue Holocaust Exhibition at the Imperial War Museum which was officially opened...
The Making of a Conservative: Part One
TONY Blair and other outspoken exponents of his 'New Labour' government have unleashed numerous attacks upon the 'Forces of conservatism'. In May they began a crusade to depict conservatives as products of public school and Oxbridge 'privilege'. Yet...
The Shakers at the Millennium
AS early as 1797 one US newspaper reported the Shakers as a religious community that was 'dead and dying'. The end of the Shakers has been reported since in various media and on numerous occasions, leading many to believe that Shaker dwells only in...
The World of Paperbacks
VERSO has published a paperback edition of Nick Cohen's Cruel Britannia: Reports on the Sinister and the Preposterous ([pound]10.00. 247 pages. ISBN 1-85984-288-7) in which The Observer journalist turns a libertarian eye on the Blair regime and exposes...
Violence among Japanese Youth
RECENTLY the British Heart Foundation published a leaflet, Get Kids on the Go, in which parents were advised to encourage their children to get more exercise. The Foundation has also emphasised the alarming decline in physical activity since the late...