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. 280, No. 1637, June

Africa's Leaders and the Crisis in Zimbabwe
FEW events in Africa in recent years have so excited world opinion as the downward spiral of Zimbabwe under President Robert Mugabe and the years of chaos and terror under his rule. The slide into lawlessness, the wholesale illegal confiscation...
Art Notes: The Hermitage Rooms in Somerset House
Eighteen months ago the Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg, opened its London showplace in Somerset House: five boudoir-like galleries and a corridor, which are capable of holding about seventy people when pressed. With a large staff and entrance fees...
Coping with Communism's Grim Legacy of High-Rise Buildings
WITHIN a single month, fire broke out at three prefabricated residential tower blocks in Budapest, caused by leaking gas pipes, faulty electrical wiring and in one case a suicide attempt. Such tragedies occurring at the vast high-rise housing estates...
Explaining Mugabe: Much Learning but Not Much Sense
ROBERT Mugabe, the re-elected President of Zimbabwe, is the classic example of what people mean when they describe somebody as overeducated. He is, on paper, probably the most highly qualified head of government in the world. Through obsessive study...
France and the United States
'THE USA and Britain stood alone in three World Wars, two hot, one cold, and triumphed; there's no reason why they shouldn't do the same in a fourth'. Thus a former Director of the CIA when asked on BBC Radio 4, in the context of the 'War against...
Hindu and Muslim Strife in India
HINDU versus Muslim is an issue big enough, bad enough and deep enough for anyone. But in India it is a sub-text to a subject which, if that is possible, is even bigger and deeper. That subject is whether secularism or religion is to form the basis...
Money Laundering
OF the six largest forms of international trade, only three are legal: the speculation in foreign exchange, the sale of oil and of coffee. A fourth has some questionable participants: the sale of weapons. Two are illegal: drug-smuggling and money...
New and Noteworthy
W. W. NORTON has brought out several new titles and one revised edition in its 'Norton Critical Edition' series. The first is Melville's Short Stories ([pounds sterling]8.95) p.b.) edited by Professor Daniel McCall. Herman Melville wrote three short...
New York's Anti-Rent War 1845-1846
OCCUPYING today only a minor place in American history, the Antirent War of 1845-46 aroused bitter controversy at the time and is not without relevance as an early example of today's direct action with violent protests ranging from animal rights...
Nuclear Technology: Arms Control in Prespective
LAST month George W. Bush and Vladimir Putin provided some much needed welcome news by agreeing to slash more than two thirds of America's and Russia's nuclear weapons. President Bush said that this will 'liquidate the legacy of the Cold War'. ...
The Legacy of the Queen Mother
THIS month will see most of the official celebrations for the Queen's Golden Jubilee. Although the actual anniversary of her accession in 1952 fell in February, it was decided to have the ceremonies and festivities in June, when the weather might...
The World of Paperbacks
VINTAGE leads the list this month with a wide range of new titles. In fiction there are two novels by Andre Gide published in one volume: Fruits of the Earth and Later Fruits of the Earth ([pounds sterling]6.99). These are his prose songs to the...