= Subscribers only. Sign in here. Subscribe here.

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

1950 / May | View All Issues |

May 1950

[Coming in Harper’s]

4 PDF

[Coming in Harper's]·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.


Personal and otherwise

6 PDF

Personal and otherwise·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Personal and otherwise

6, 8, 10 PDF

The pop heard round the world·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Personal and otherwise

10, 12, 14, 16, 18, 20-21 PDF

[various]·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Letters

22, 24, 28 PDF

Letters·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

31-39 PDF

The second Eisenhower boom·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Poetry

39 PDF

Wordsworth refuted·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

40-50 PDF

The Catholic Church in America·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

51-59 PDF

Hollywood faces the fifties·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Part II. Battle over television

The easy chair

60-63 PDF

Wanted, an umpire·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Fiction

64-69 PDF

The beautiful Mô·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

70-74 PDF

Lincoln never said that·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

74 PDF

Due notice to the AMA·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

75-80 PDF

Railroads on the wrong track·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Poetry

80-81 PDF

Measures for song and dance·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

82-85 PDF

Tourist in England·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Fiction

86-95 PDF

Full circle·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

96-100 PDF

Heigh ho, silver·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Poetry

100 PDF

Remembering a red brick wall in Rensselaer·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

101-107 PDF

At my wit’s beginning·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

107 PDF

Congressional investigation, 1778·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Poetry

108 PDF

Some improbable creatures·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Poetry

108 PDF

Some improbable plants·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Collection

108-109 PDF

A middle-aged man’s garden of verses·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Poetry

109 PDF

Rigmarole·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Poetry

109 PDF

Obituary for an insurance broker·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Poetry

109 PDF

Rank·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Poetry

109 PDF

Query·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Poetry

109 PDF

No boost for Proust·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Poetry

109 PDF

Two worlds note·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Poetry

109 PDF

Future inscription·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

After hours

110-111 PDF

After hours·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

After hours

111-112 PDF

Feast of death·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

After hours

112-113 PDF

How are your connections?·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

New books

114, 116, 118, 120-123 PDF

Fever chart for novelists·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Books in brief

123-127 PDF

Books in brief·

= 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
"In mid-August, hundreds of displaced Christians who had fled to Erbil were moved by Kurdish authorities into the concrete shell of a half-built mall. "
Photograph by Sebastian Meyer
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
Post
Flying Blind·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

“President Obama’s war against the Islamic State will represent, by a rough count, the eighth time the U.S. air-power lobby has promised to crush a foe without setting boot or foot on the ground.”
Article
The Monkey Did It·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

“In Murakami’s fiction, what presents itself as a key reveals itself simultaneously to be a keyhole.”
Illustration by Steven Dana
Article
PBS Self-Destructs·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

“The present state of PBS, the result of built-in deficiencies and ideological conflicts, was almost an inevitability.”
Illustration by Thomas Allen

Estimated percentage of U.S. gasoline consumption that occurs during traffic jams:

4

In India, 1.8 million female children were estimated to have died between 1985 and 2005 as an indirect result of domestic violence against their mothers; the boys of abused mothers were not at increased risk of death.

Vanilla latte and lemon pound cake continued to be the best-selling items at the Starbucks at CIA headquarters, where baristas do not write customers’ names on their cups.

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