Stop Hillary!·

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Vote no to a Clinton dynasty
"What Hillary will deliver, then, is more of the same. And that shouldn’t surprise us."
Photograph by Joe Raedle

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A visit to the egg farm
"In the 1970s, “Chickens’ Lib” was a handful of women in flower-print dresses holding signs, but in the past decade farm hens have become almost a national preoccupation."
Photograph by Adam Dickerson/Big Dutchman USA, courtesy Vande Bunte Farms

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Paradise Lost·

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Did Wonder Woman fail feminism?
"Suffering Sappho! Here we still are, marching right into yet another century with our glass ceilings, unequal pay, unresolved work and child-care balance, and still marrying, forever marrying, men."
Illustration by Anthony Lister

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Off the Land·

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What subsistence really looks like
"Nearly half the reservation lives below the poverty line, with unemployment as high as 60 percent, little to no infrastructure, few entitlements, a safety net that never was, no industry to speak of, and a housing crisis that has been dire not for five years but since the reservation’s founding in 1855."
Illustration by Stan Fellows

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Doug Henwood on stopping Hillary Clinton, fighters and potential recruits discuss the rise of the Islamic State, the inevitability of factory farming, and more

Cover photo by Reuters/Jonathan Ernst

Chances that a doctor’s diagnosis of Lyme disease is erroneous:

4 in 5

Engineers were said to be at greater risk of becoming terrorists.

A deaf dog belonging to a deaf owner was shot and killed in Alabama, and an Indiana dog’s skin troubles were found to be caused by an allergy to humans. “It’s just not his fault,” said the owner of Lucky Dog Retreat.

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Publisher's Note — October 23, 2014, 4:12 pm

A purposeless, symbolic war

Since World War II, very little that could be called genuinely humanitarian has resulted from American military intervention—not in Korea, certainly not in Vietnam, and not in Panama, Afghanistan, or the two Iraq wars and Libya.”

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Weekly Review — October 21, 2014, 8:00 am

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The U.S. bombs Syria, bishops almost support same-sex couples, and violence breaks out at a New Hampshire pumpkin festival

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Editor's Note — October 19, 2014, 7:51 pm

Introducing the November 2014 Issue

Doug Henwood on stopping Hillary Clinton, fighters and potential recruits discuss the rise of the Islamic State, the inevitability of factory farming, and more

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Six Questions — October 18, 2014, 8:00 pm

The APA Grapples with Its Torture Demons: Six Questions for Nathaniel Raymond

Nathaniel Raymond on CIA interrogation techniques.

Weekly Review — October 14, 2014, 8:00 am

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Ebola’s rising death toll, U.N. member states’ unpaid bills, and a recipe for “bear satay on a stick.”

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Personal and Otherwise — October 13, 2014, 12:00 pm

On Getting Wasted

Among the hoarders and junk haulers of Charleston

Harper's in the News — October 10, 2014, 3:56 pm

Harper’s in the News

Harper’s publishes a story about PBS; PBS pulls its advertising in Harper’s; the Internet has the story.

Ars Philosopha — October 9, 2014, 8:00 am

Are Humans Good or Evil?

A brief philosophical debate.

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Weekly Review — October 7, 2014, 8:00 am

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America's first Ebola diagnosis, a pro-ICBM clothing exchange, and Joe Biden on being number two.

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Special Feature — October 4, 2014, 12:00 pm

The Pale Cast of Thought

Can ayahuasca cure writer’s block?

Six Questions — October 1, 2014, 8:00 am

Discussing On Immunity: An Inoculation with Eula Biss

Eula Biss discusses vaccinations, motherhood, and metaphors

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Postcard — September 30, 2014, 11:41 am

Marooned at the Mall

Iraq’s forgotten Christians in Kurdish exile

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Weekly Review — September 30, 2014, 8:00 am

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Student protests in Hong Kong, two sex-scandal resignations, and the CIA’s lust for lemon pound cake.

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Art — September 26, 2014, 8:00 am

True Story 8, a mixed-media painting by Tim Hussey

True Story 8, a mixed-media painting by Tim Hussey, whose work was on view in March at LAUNCH, in Los Angeles. Courtesy the artist. This image appears in the Readings section of the October 2014 issue of Harper’s Magazine.

Weekly Review — September 23, 2014, 8:00 am

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Scotland rejects independence, Sierra Leone issues a three-day lockdown, and Iran lashes its citizens for doing a “Happy” dance

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Art — September 19, 2014, 8:00 am

“From Cipango II” and “From Cipango III,” gelatin silver prints by Bianca Sforni

“From Cipango II” and “From Cipango III,” gelatin silver prints by Bianca Sforni, whose work was on view in July at Miyako Yoshinaga Gallery, in New York City. Courtesy Miyako Yoshinaga Gallery, New York City. This image appears in the Readings section of the October 2014 issue of Harper’s Magazine.

Heart of Empire — September 18, 2014, 2:55 pm

Flying Blind

The U.S. air-power lobby, botched bombing missions, and bootless combat.

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Six Questions — September 17, 2014, 8:00 am

Sheila Heti, Heidi Julavits, and Leanne Shapton on Women in Clothes

Sheila Heti, Heidi Julavits, and Leanne Shapton discuss how the clothes we wear shape our lives

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Weekly Review — September 16, 2014, 8:00 am

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Obama announces air strikes in Iraq; a monsoon superfloods India; and California nudists cover up for the Man

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Editor's Note — September 12, 2014, 12:41 pm

Introducing the October 2014 Issue

Rebecca Solnit on silencing women, a Marine commander returns to Iraq, the decline of PBS, and more

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