= Subscribers only. Sign in here. Subscribe here.

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

1952 / July | View All Issues |

July 1952

Personal and otherwise

4, 6-12 PDF

[various]·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.


Letters

14, 16-17 PDF

Letters·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

21-27 PDF

Laws won’t stop strikes·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

28-32 PDF

An open letter to teachers·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Poetry

32 PDF

The hypothetical snub·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Fiction

33-37 PDF

The sailor·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

38-46 PDF

The anatomy of graft·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Poetry

46 PDF

Tigers tell a story (from a Chinese painting)·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

The easy chair

47-50 PDF

Transcontinental flight·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

51-59 PDF

Perspective on South Africa·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

60-65 PDF

Going broke on $10,000 a year·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

66-74 PDF

The spirit of the times·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Fiction

75-81 PDF

Journey with a lady·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

82-87 PDF

Radio and the Richards case·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

88-91 PDF

How to prevent floods·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

The lesson of the Muskingum Watershed

After hours

92-93 PDF

“Of Thee I Sing” I sing·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

After hours

93-94 PDF

Dare·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

After hours

94-95 PDF

The harmony boys·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

New books

96-100 PDF

Lady, they all represent America·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Books in brief

100-103 PDF

Books in brief·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Books in brief

103 PDF

Forecast·

= 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

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.

Isn’t It Romantic?

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

The Trusted Traveler

= 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