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. 1642, November

Carl Czerny: Composer of the Biedermeier Age
WITH the deaths of Beethoven and Schubert in 1827 and 1828 respectively, Vienna's golden age of music came to an abrupt end. What followed was a period of sustained mediocrity in which all aspects of artistic and creative life were dictated by a...
Evelyn Waugh's Neglected Masterpiece
THIS year marks the sixtieth anniversary of the publication of one of the last century's most underrated novels, Evelyn Waugh's Put Out More Flags. Written in June 1941 while Waugh was returning home after Britain's disastrous defeat at the Battle...
Fifty Years of British Popular Culture
QUEEN Elizabeth II's Golden Jubilee celebrations in June this year began with a nostalgic rendition of The Beatles' All You Need Is Love. The song recalled its recording exactly 35 years earlier as part of the first worldwide satellite television...
India and the Buildings of the Raj
THERE are plenty of examples of where improvements in the physical environment of towns and cities become the precursor of improvements in the lifestyle and well-being of their citizens. The decline or exodus of old industries has been reversed...
Mexico City's Battle for Cleaner Air
THE heavily populated capital of Mexico, whose air is one of the smoggiest in the world, is set to become the first city with its own climate action programme. The ambitious 2002-2010 Valley of Mexico Metropolitan Area Air Quality Improvement Programme,...
September 11 and the War against Terrorism: The Greek Reaction
THE events of last September caught the world unprepared, as the images of the collapsing twin towers travelled through the media around the globe. Initially all countries -- except Iraq -- condemned the attacks and offered condolences to the families...
The AIDS Orphans of South Africa
IN the ancient Middle East stood a towering metal statue of the god Molech, the abomination of Ammon. A fire glowed in its belly, its greedy red hot arms and hands outstretched to receive the innocent children being sacrificed to it by ignorant...
The Baltic Ports Prepare for Increasing Business
THE great, formerly Soviet-controlled, ports along the Baltic coastline will bear enormous strain as they gear up to handle substantially increased cargo traffic. The European Union (EU) has just given the Russian economy an unprecedented boost...
The European Union Fails on Financial Accountability
THE Eastern Region, comprising the six Counties in the East of England (Norfolk, Suffolk, Essex, Cambridgeshire, Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire), has a population of about 5 million -- larger than some Member States of the EU -- and is represented...
The World of Paperbacks. (Reviews)
SUTTON PUBLISHING has always had an interest in local history and, with this in mind, has reissued as part of its History Handbooks series a second edition of Kate Tiller's English Local History: An Introduction ([pounds sterling]14.99). As the...