= Subscribers only. Sign in here. Subscribe here.

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

1950 / August | View All Issues |

August 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 PDF

No lark so blithe as he·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Personal and otherwise

8, 10-15 PDF

[various]·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Letters

16-17 PDF

Letters·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

25-33 PDF

ACTH, Cortisone, & Co.·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

34-42 PDF

The noble crusade of Senator McCarthy·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

43 PDF

What it was like [(part I)]·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Fiction

53-59 PDF

The little world of Don Camillo·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

The easy chair

60-64 PDF

Our hundred year plan·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Poetry

64 PDF

Unlikely teacher·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

65-73 PDF

Mencken and the Mercury·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Poetry

73 PDF

The tourist·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

74-79 PDF

The care and feeding of small business·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Fiction

80-96 PDF

The old strife at Plant’s·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

97-101 PDF

How to lie with statistics·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

After hours

102-104 PDF

After hours·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

After hours

104 PDF

A price with honor·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

New books

105-109 PDF

Economists, intellectuals, and God·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Books in brief

109-111 PDF

Books in brief·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Books in brief

111-112 PDF

Book forecast·

= 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

December 2014

Gateway to Freedom

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Guns and Poses

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Christmas in Prison

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Poison Apples

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Growing Up

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

view Table Content

FEATURED ON HARPERS.ORG

Article
Beeper World·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

“The beeper, for a certain kind of Miami teenager in the Nineties, was an essential evolutionary adaptation.”
Photograph by Curran Hatleberg
Article
Hammer Island·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

“The place could have sprung from someone’s jealous dream about white people.”
Photograph by Emily Stein
Article
Growing Up·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

“The best coming-of-age stories have a hole in the middle. They pretend to be about knowledge, but they are usually about grasping, long after it could be of any use, one’s irretrievable ignorance.”
Photograph by Ben Pier
Article
Guns and Poses·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

“‘It’s open shopping,’ he said. ‘A warehouse. The whole of Libya.’”
Map by Mike Reagan
Article
Christmas in Prison·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

“Just so you motherfuckers know, I’ll be spending Christmas with my family, eating a good meal, and you’ll all be here, right where you belong.”
Photographer unknown. Artwork courtesy Alyse Emdur

Amount that President Obama has added to America’s “brand value” according to the Nation Brands Index:

$2,100,000,000,000

A study suggested that the health effects of exposure to nuclear radiation at Chernobyl were no worse than ill health resulting from smoking and normal urban air pollution.

A Utah woman named Cameo Crispi pleaded guilty to having drunkenly attempted to burn down her ex-boyfriend’s house by igniting bacon on his kitchen stove.

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