= Subscribers only. Sign in here. Subscribe here.

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

1944 / June | View All Issues |

June 1944

Article

1-10 PDF

Who’s getting the money?·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.


Personal and otherwise

4, 6, 8, 10 PDF

[various]·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Personal and otherwise

10, 16 PDF

Argument sustained·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

11-20 PDF

These railroad wrecks·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

The new books

15, 18, 20, 22 PDF

The new books·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Personal and otherwise

16, 18 PDF

From another lawyer·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Fiction

21-27 PDF

The new kid·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Books in brief

22, 24, 26 PDF

Books in brief·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

28-35; 6 PDF

Arabian oil and American imperialism·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

36-43 PDF

Airpower and gunnery·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

The battle of Truk

The easy chair

44-47 PDF

The easy chair·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

61-63 PDF

You can’t ignore Rh·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Fiction

75-82 PDF

Look at Miss Mulford·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Poetry

82 PDF

A request·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

83-87 PDF

For fun and fame, or the young authors·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Poetry

87 PDF

The awaited time·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

88-96 PDF

Finnish tragedy·

= 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

September 2016

Tennis Lessons

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Tearing Up the Map

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Land of Sod

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Only an Apocalypse Can Save Us Now

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

The Watchmen

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Acceptable Losses

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

view Table Content

FEATURED ON HARPERS.ORG

Post
 
Andrew Cockburn on the Saudi slaughter in Yemen, Alan Jacobs on the disappearance of Christian intellectuals, a forum on a post-Obama foreign policy, a story by Alice McDermott, and more
Artwork by Ingo Günther
Article
Land of Sod·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Nobody in academia had ever witnessed or even heard of a performance like this before. In just a few years, in the early 1950s, a University of Pennsylvania graduate student — a student, in his twenties — had taken over an entire field of study, linguistics, and stood it on its head and hardened it from a spongy so-called “social science” into a real science, a hard science, and put his name on it: Noam Chomsky.

At the time, Chomsky was still finishing his doctoral dissertation for Penn, where he had completed his graduate-school course work. But at bedtime and in his heart of hearts he was living in Boston as a junior member of Harvard’s Society of Fellows, and creating a Harvard-level name for himself.

Photograph by Mike Slack
Article
The Watchmen·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Nobody in academia had ever witnessed or even heard of a performance like this before. In just a few years, in the early 1950s, a University of Pennsylvania graduate student — a student, in his twenties — had taken over an entire field of study, linguistics, and stood it on its head and hardened it from a spongy so-called “social science” into a real science, a hard science, and put his name on it: Noam Chomsky.

At the time, Chomsky was still finishing his doctoral dissertation for Penn, where he had completed his graduate-school course work. But at bedtime and in his heart of hearts he was living in Boston as a junior member of Harvard’s Society of Fellows, and creating a Harvard-level name for himself.

Illustration by John Ritter
Article
The Origins of Speech·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

"To Chomsky...every child’s language organ could use the 'deep structure,' 'universal grammar,' and 'language acquisition device' he was born with to express what he had to say, no matter whether it came out of his mouth in English or Urdu or Nagamese."
Illustration (detail) by Darrel Rees. Source photograph © Miroslav Dakov/Alamy Live News
Article
Acceptable Losses·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Nobody in academia had ever witnessed or even heard of a performance like this before. In just a few years, in the early 1950s, a University of Pennsylvania graduate student — a student, in his twenties — had taken over an entire field of study, linguistics, and stood it on its head and hardened it from a spongy so-called “social science” into a real science, a hard science, and put his name on it: Noam Chomsky.

At the time, Chomsky was still finishing his doctoral dissertation for Penn, where he had completed his graduate-school course work. But at bedtime and in his heart of hearts he was living in Boston as a junior member of Harvard’s Society of Fellows, and creating a Harvard-level name for himself.

Photograph by Alex Potter

Chances that college students select as “most desirable‚” the same face chosen by the chickens:

49 in 50

Most of the United States’ 36,000 yearly bunk-bed injuries involve male victims.

In Italy, a legislator called for parents who feed their children vegan diets to be sentenced to up to six years in prison, and in Sweden, a woman attempted to vindicate her theft of six pairs of underwear by claiming she had severe diarrhea.

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

HARPER’S FINEST

Mississippi Drift

By

Matt was happy enough to sustain himself on the detritus of a world he saw as careening toward self-destruction, and equally happy to scam a government he despised. 'I’m glad everyone’s so wasteful,' he told me. 'It supports my lifestyle.'

Subscribe Today