= Subscribers only. Sign in here. Subscribe here.

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

1951 / October | View All Issues |

October 1951

[Coming in Harper’s]

4 PDF

[Coming in Harper's]·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.


Personal and otherwise

6, 10, 12-19 PDF

[various]·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Letters

20, 22 PDF

Letters·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

23 PDF

What is a “private” school?·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

25-33 PDF

Ended·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

400 year boom

Article

34-42 PDF

The socialist devils of England·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

43-52 PDF

I remember the jackpots·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Fiction

53-57 PDF

Seventeen storeys down·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

A story

Article

58-66 PDF

The critics in the aisle seats·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

66 PDF

And now twenty-three years have gone by·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

67-72 PDF

What Asia wants·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

The easy chair

73-76 PDF

Two points of a joke·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Fiction

77-86 PDF

The snowfield·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

A story

Article

87-89 PDF

Recipe with trimmings·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

90-94 PDF

Trial by television·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Poetry

94 PDF

Starting from Manhattan·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

95-97 PDF

Who’s mispronouncing now?·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

97 PDF

Housing shortage·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

After hours

98-100 PDF

Luxury crossing·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

After hours

100-101 PDF

The Emily Post Road·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

New books

102, 104, 106-108 PDF

New works from old hands·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Reviews

108-112 PDF

The year in poetry·

= 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

March 2016

Save Our Public Universities

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

The Rogue Agency

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Mad Magazines

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Killer Bunny in the Sky

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Bird in a Cage

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

The Hidden Rivers of Brooklyn

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

view Table Content

FEATURED ON HARPERS.ORG

Article
Save Our Public Universities·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

“Whether and how we educate people is still a direct reflection of the degree of freedom we expect them to have, or want them to have.”
Photograph (crop) by Thomas Allen
Article
New Movies·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

The Force Awakens criticizes American imperialism while also celebrating the revolutionary spirit that founded this country. When the movie needs to bridge the two points of view, it shifts to aerial combat, a default setting that mirrors the war on terror all too well.”
Still © Lucasfilm
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.

Number of people who attended the World Grits Festival, held in St. George, South Carolina, last spring:

60,000

The brown bears of Greece continued chewing through telephone poles.

In Peru, a 51-year-old activist became the first former sex worker to run for the national legislature. “I’m going to put order,” she said, “in that big brothel which is Congress.”

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