= Subscribers only. Sign in here. Subscribe here.

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

1953 / February | View All Issues |

February 1953

illustration

Front cover PDF

Untitled·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.


Personal and otherwise

4, 6, 8-13 PDF

[various]·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Advertising supplement

15-19 PDF

The advancing rails·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Letters

20, 22-23 PDF

Letters·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

25-30 PDF

Are we headed for a depression?·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Poetry

30 PDF

Song of three smiles·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

Front cover, 31-40 PDF

Sea monsters and sharks at eye level·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

40 PDF

It’s a nice place to visit, but . . .·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Fiction

41-45 PDF

The martyr·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

A story

Article

46-52 PDF

The Upper Bohemians·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Poetry

52 PDF

To my geese·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

The easy chair

53-56 PDF

Billion dollar jackpot·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

66-70 PDF

Go slow on fluoridation!·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

71-76 PDF

Map the world·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Fiction

77-85 PDF

The red mountain·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

A story

Article

86-93 PDF

America’s submerged class·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

The migrants

Article

93-95 PDF

Portraits from memory·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

III

After hours

96-97 PDF

Side arena seat·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

After hours

97-98 PDF

What is illustration?·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

After hours

98-99 PDF

Playing with nails·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

New books

100, 102-107 PDF

People, puppets, and poetry·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Books in brief

107-109 PDF

Books in brief·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Books in brief

109 PDF

Forecast·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

The new recordings

110-112 PDF

The new recordings·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

The new recordings

110-112 PDF

Song among the cycles·

= 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

September 2014

Israel and Palestine

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Washington Is Burning

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

On Free Will

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

They Were Awake

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

view Table Content

FEATURED ON HARPERS.ORG

Post
“There was torture by the previous regime and by the current Iraqi regime,” Dr. Amin said. “Torture by our Kurdish government, torture by Syrians, torture by the U.S.”
Visiting His Own Grave © Anadolu Agency/Getty Images
Article
On Free Will·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

“Philosophers have labored for more than two thousand years to explain consciousness. Innocent of biology, however, they have for the most part gotten nowhere.”
Collage (detail) by Frederick Sommer
Criticism
The Soft-Kill Solution·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

"Policymakers, recognizing the growing influence of civil disobedience and riots on the direction of the nation, had already begun turning to science for a response."
Illustration by Richard Mia
Article
Israel and Palestine·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

“If Israel believes it needs to make a wall eight meters high between us and them, let them have it eighty meters high. Under one condition: It has to be on the international border.”
Photograph (detail) © Ali Jadallah / APA Images / ZUMA Wire
Article
Washington Is Burning·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

“Fueled by the national-security spending and corporate lobbying that followed 9/11, the flood of (mostly white) newcomers to the city appears irreversible.”
Portrait © © De Agostini Picture Library / Bridgeman Images

Chance that a movie script copyrighted in the U.S. before 1925 was written by a woman:

1 in 2

Engineers funded by the United States military were working on electrical brain implants that will enable the creation of remote-controlled sharks.

Malaysian police were seeking fifteen people who appeared in an online video of the Malaysia-International Nude Sports Games 2014 Extravaganza, and Spanish police fined six Swiss tourists conducting an orgy in the back of a moving van for not wearing their seatbelts.

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