= Subscribers only. Sign in here. Subscribe here.

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

1939 / October | View All Issues |

October 1939

Personal and otherwise

1-2, 4, 6, 8-11 PDF

[various]·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.


Article

449-459; 1 PDF

Old people·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

A rising national problem

Article

460-468 PDF

Roosevelt·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

The rich man’s alibi

Fiction

469-472 PDF

The strange noise of Dr. Beldoon·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Poetry

472 PDF

Lost world·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

473-484; 4 PDF

How the Wright brothers began·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Poetry

484 PDF

Surmise·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

485-497 PDF

The future of the British empire·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

498-502 PDF

Why can’t we have perfect teeth?·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

503-509 PDF

Conscience in wartime·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

510-519 PDF

Great Hawaii·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

The big island

Article

520-526 PDF

Why slum clearance may fail·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

527-535 PDF

Music in aspic·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

536-543 PDF

In defense of ghost writing·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

544-552 PDF

The usefulness of useless knowledge·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

One man’s meat

553-556 PDF

One man’s meat·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

The easy chair

557-560 PDF

Meditation in fading sunlight·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Get access to 164 years of
Harper’s for only $39.99

United States Canada

THE CURRENT ISSUE

October 2014

Cassandra Among the
Creeps

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

“Today Is Better Than Tomorrow”

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

PBS Self-Destructs

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

The Monkey Did It

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

view Table Content

FEATURED ON HARPERS.ORG

Post
 
Rebecca Solnit on silencing women, a Marine commander returns to Iraq, the decline of PBS, and more
Article
Cassandra Among the Creeps·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

On silencing women
“The old framework of feminine mendacity and murky-mindedness is still routinely trotted out, and we should learn to recognize it for what it is.”
Photograph © Sallie Dean Shatz
Post
Ending College Sexual Assault·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

“This is not a fable about a young woman whose dreams were dashed by a sexual predator. Maya’s narrative is one of institutional failure at a school desperately trying to adapt.”
Photograph © AP/Josh Reynolds
Post
 
"Clothes are a bit like eating: you have to dress yourself. You have to eat, and even if you eat pizza all day long, that’s still a choice."
Photograph © G Powell
Article
“Today Is Better Than Tomorrow”·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

“Iraq has every disease there is; its mind is deranged with too many voices, its organs corrupted, its limbs only long enough to tear at its own body.”
Photograph by Benjamin Busch

Abortions per 1,000 live births in New York City:

852

Researchers discovered an “Obama effect”: African Americans’ performance on a verbal test improved, to equal that of white Americans, immediately after Obama’s nomination and his election.

“All I saw,” said a 12-year-old neighbor of visits to the man’s house, “was just cats in little diapers.”

Subscribe to the Weekly Review newsletter. Don’t worry, we won’t sell your email address!

HARPER’S FINEST

In Praise of Idleness

By

I hope that after reading the following pages the leaders of the Y. M. C. A. will start a campaign to induce good young men to do nothing. If so, I shall not have lived in vain.

Subscribe Today