= Subscribers only. Sign in here. Subscribe here.

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

1953 / January | View All Issues |

January 1953

illustration

Front cover PDF

Untitled·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.


Personal and otherwise

8, 10-16 PDF

[various]·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Letters

18-19 PDF

Letters·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

21-31 PDF

The truce talks in Korea·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

A full report to the United Nations

Poetry

31 PDF

Gloss·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

32-39 PDF

What is happening to the weather?·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

39 PDF

Wait a minute, Mr. Melville·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

40-45 PDF

The octagon house·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Fiction

46-51 PDF

Christmas twice·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

A story

The easy chair

52-55 PDF

Preliminary forecast·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

Front cover, 56-64 PDF

Kitimat·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Colossus of the Northwest

Article

65-69 PDF

A TV man at the Stevenson watch·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

70-72 PDF

Portraits from memory·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

II

Poetry

72 PDF

Despatch·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

73-76 PDF

Nothing difficult about a cow·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

77-82 PDF

Caution·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Medical statistics at work

Article

83-90 PDF

Egypt’s “blessed” revolution·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Poetry

90 PDF

To a baby parked in his pram·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

After hours

91-92 PDF

Primitives on Broadway·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

After hours

92-93 PDF

Magic lantern·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

After hours

93-94 PDF

Come back, Little Charlie·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

New books

95-96, 98-100 PDF

Perspectives·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Books in brief

101-102 PDF

Books in brief·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Books in brief

102 PDF

Forecast·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

The new recordings

103-104 PDF

The new recordings·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

The new recordings

103-104 PDF

The sweat and the drama·

= 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

May 2016

Fighting Chance

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Front Runner

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

The Habits of Highly Cynical People

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Unhackable

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

American Imperium

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

view Table Content

FEATURED ON HARPERS.ORG

Post
Elisabeth Zerofsky on Marine Le Pen, Paul Wachter on the quest for an unhackable email, Rebecca Solnit on cynical people, Andrew J. Bacevich on truth and fiction in the age of war, Samuel James photographs E.P.L. soccer, a story by Vince Passaro, and more

I sat in a taxi with Emma and her son, Stak, all three bodies muscled into the rear seat, and the boy checked the driver’s I.D. and immediately began to speak to the man in an unrecognizable language.

I conferred quietly with Emma, who said he was studying Pashto, privately, in his spare time. Afghani, she said, to enlighten me further.

Illustration by Taylor Callery
Article
Front Runner·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

"The F.N. asked to be sent to an institution whose legitimacy it did not accept, and French voters rewarded the party with first place in the election."
Illustration (detail) by Matthew Richardson
Memoir
I Am Your Conscious, I Am Love·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

A paean 2 Prince
"And one thinks, Looking into Prince's eyes must be like looking at the world."
Photo ©© PeterTea
Article
Stop Hillary!·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

"As wacky as it sometimes appears on the surface, American politics has an amazing stability and continuity about it."
Article
Plexiglass·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

I sat in a taxi with Emma and her son, Stak, all three bodies muscled into the rear seat, and the boy checked the driver’s I.D. and immediately began to speak to the man in an unrecognizable language.

I conferred quietly with Emma, who said he was studying Pashto, privately, in his spare time. Afghani, she said, to enlighten me further.

Photograph (detail) by Karine Laval

Average number of pounds of pennies in an American home:

6

There were new reports of cannibalism in North Korea.

The Finnish postal service announced it will begin mowing lawns on Tuesdays.

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