= Subscribers only. Sign in here. Subscribe here.

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

1940 / May | View All Issues |

May 1940

Personal and otherwise

1-2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16 PDF

[various]·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.


Personal and otherwise

16-18 PDF

Soap-opera·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

561-569 PDF

An Australian-American axis?·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

570-577; 1 PDF

Should we buy Greenland?·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

587-597 PDF

The American communists·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Fiction

598-608 PDF

A ticket to Mexico·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

609-618 PDF

Wheeler of Montana·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

619-623 PDF

Singapore calling·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Poetry

624 PDF

Silence·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

625-634 PDF

Violence and collective bargaining·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

635-643; 4 PDF

Mississippi roustabout·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Fiction

652-653 PDF

Pastoral·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

654-664 PDF

The war of industries·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

The Allies’ toughest problem

One man’s meat

665 PDF

One man’s meat·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

One man’s meat

665 PDF

One man’s meat·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

One man’s meat

665 PDF

One man’s meat·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

One man’s meat

665-667 PDF

One man’s meat·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

One man’s meat

667 PDF

One man’s meat·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

One man’s meat

667-668 PDF

One man’s meat·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

The easy chair

669-672 PDF

Remember “The Pink Lady”?·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Get access to 165 years of
Harper’s for only $45.99

United States Canada

THE CURRENT ISSUE

February 2016

Isn’t It Romantic?

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

The Trusted Traveler

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

The Trouble with Iowa

The Queen and I

Disunified Front

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

We Don’t Have Rights, But We Are Alive

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

view Table Content

FEATURED ON HARPERS.ORG

Article
Isn’t It Romantic?·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

“He had paid for much of her schooling, something he cannot help but mention, since the aftermath of any failed relationship brings an ungenerous and impossible impulse to claw back one’s misspent resources.”
Illustration by Shonagh Rae
Article
The Trouble with Iowa·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

“It seems to defy reason that this anachronistic farm state — a demographic outlier, with no major cities and just 3 million people, nine out of ten of them white — should play such an outsized role in American politics.”
Photograph (detail) © Justin Sullivan/Getty Images
Article
Rule, Britannica·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

“This is the strange magic of an arrangement of all the world’s knowledge in alphabetical order: any search for anything passes through things that have nothing in common with it but an initial letter.”
Artwork by Brian Dettmer. Courtesy the artist and P.P.O.W., New York City.
Article
The Queen and I·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

“Buckingham Palace is a theater in need of renovation. There is something pathetic about a fiercely vacuumed throne room. The plants are tired. Plastic is nailed to walls and mirrors. The ballroom is set for a ghostly banquet. Everyone is whispering, for we are in a mad kind of church. A child weeps.”
Photograph (detail) © Martin Parr/Magnum Photos
Article
We Don’t Have Rights, But We Are Alive·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

“If I really wanted to learn about the Islamic State, Hassan told me, I ought to speak to his friend Samir, a young gay soldier in the Syrian Army who’d been fighting jihadis intermittently for the past four years.”
Photograph (detail) by Anwar Amro/AFP/Getty

Amount by which the number of government jobs in the U.S. exceeds the number of manufacturing jobs:

5,129,000

The sound of mice being clicked may induce seizures in house cats.

In Turlock, California, nearly 3,500 samples of bull semen were stolen from the back of a truck.

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

HARPER’S FINEST

Two Christmas Mornings of the Great War

By

Civilization masks us with a screen, from ourselves and from one another, with thin depth of unreality. We habitually live — do we not? — in a world self-created, half established, of false values arbitrarily upheld, largely inspired by misconception, misapprehension, wrong perspective, and defective proportion, misapplication.

Subscribe Today