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. 281, No. 1641, October

Appalachia's Vanishing Mountains
'IT'S a tragedy, an Appalachian Tragedy, what is happening in the coalfields now', said Julia Bonds, a member of a group of West Virginia residents called Coal River Mountain Watch. 'You drive the main roads and you see a mountain to the left and...
Art Notes: Travelling Light at the National Gallery
The touring exhibitions of pictures arranged by the London National Gallery are trebly useful. As well as letting more people see some of the national collection, they rouse regional galleries less admirable than those at Bristol and Newcastle to...
Full Marx for Mullahs: A Reflection on Social Control in Islam
Part II IN Part I of this essay, published last month, the assets of Islam as a disciplining or controlling faith were explored. It cannot be too much stressed that Islam's strength, from a contemporary Western perspective, is partly relative...
New and Noteworthy. (Reviews)
From ROUTLEDGE we have a third edition of David Mauk and John Oakland's American Civilization: An Introduction ([pounds sterling]45.00) to replace the last edition published five years ago. It has been thoroughly revised and brought up to date,...
Robinson Crusoe's Creator. (Reviews)
Seeking Robinson Crusoe. Tim Severin. Macmillan. [pounds sterling]18.99. 353 pages. ISBN 0-333-90555-5. Travel writing has always been something of a generic mixture. The travel writer is neither novelist nor historian, but he has a crack at ...
The Boulting Brothers and the Contemporary British Film Industry
THE death last year of Roy Boulting saw the passing of one of the more singular and successful of British film making partnerships. Roy and his twin brother John wrote, produced, and directed a string of features, from before World War Two to the...
The Canadian Monarchy
A month after 9/11, as the September 11th, 2001, destruction of the New York World Trade Center is now called, I was in the stacks of the University of Toronto library and found myself face-to-face with a wall of cloth-bound Hansards, the minutes...
The Conflict in Kashmir
THE Himalayan region of Jammu and Kashmir has been a flashpoint for hostility between India and Pakistan for more than half a century. The former princely state includes the Hindu-majority plains of Jammu, the mainly Muslim Kashmir Valley and the...
The Euro: A Year of Problems
THE 'ever closer union' seems to get closer and closer. On 1 January 2002, 300 million citizens said goodbye to their historic old currencies, replacing them with one, the euro. Romano Prodi, the European Commission President, predicted that the...
The Modernization of Ireland: Gains and Losses
FREQUENTLY termed the 'Celtic Tiger' for its flourishing economy, Ireland's growth has been spectacular over the past decade and so swift and dynamic that it has essentially leaped from an agriculture to an information technology focused economy,...
The Problem of Iraq
AT the time of writing it seems quite possible that President Bush will, sooner or later, commit US forces to action against Iraq. In the last two weeks Vice-President Cheney and Secretary of Defense Rumsfeld have spoken publicly in terms which...
The World of Paperbacks. (Reviews)
VINTAGE has recently published four new titles in its Vintage Lives' series. The first is James McCue's 1997 abridgement of Conor Cruise O'Brien's 1992 'thematic biography', Edmund Burke ([pounds sterling]7.99), a biographical study of Britain's...