= Subscribers only. Sign in here. Subscribe here.

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

1954 / June | View All Issues |

June 1954

illustration

Front cover PDF

Untitled·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.


Letters

4-5, 7 PDF

Letters·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

The easy chair

8-11, 13 PDF

Victory at sea·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Personal and otherwise

14-17 PDF

How they saved New York·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

21-28 PDF

The big change in suburbia (part I)·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Poetry

28 PDF

In humbleness·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

29-31 PDF

Who the hell is holy, fair, and wise?·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

32-37 PDF

South Bend·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

City in recession

Article

Front cover, 38-46 PDF

The real Mafia·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

47-53 PDF

Whittle and the jet adventure·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Poetry

53 PDF

Proverbs of a humanist·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Fiction

54-61 PDF

The true confessions of Henry Pell·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

62-69 PDF

Whirlwind on Twenty-Sixth Street·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

70-77 PDF

The best show in New York·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

SRO at the UN

Article

78-84 PDF

An unsentimental look at India·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Poetry

84 PDF

Apology for Eve·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Fiction

85-87 PDF

A white lie·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

A story

After hours

88-89 PDF

Mayhem in academe·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

After hours

89-90 PDF

The Sullivan Street smile·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

After hours

90-91 PDF

Illiterate feet·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

The new books

92, 94, 96-99 PDF

Cry havoc·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Books in brief

99-101 PDF

Books in brief·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Books in brief

101 PDF

A list of cheerful books·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Books in brief

101 PDF

Forecast·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

The new recordings

102 PDF

Worth looking into . . .·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

The new recordings

102-104 PDF

The new recordings·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

The new recordings

102-104 PDF

The devastating diva·

= 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

July 2014

21st Century Limited

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Promises, Promises

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Good Pilgrims

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

To the Corner

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

view Table Content

FEATURED ON HARPERS.ORG

Post
“I’m not giving a dime to FIFA. You know they’re not paying taxes on any of this?”
Photograph © The author
Article
Borderlands·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Accompanying U.S. law-enforcement officers as they raid stash houses for Central American migrants
Photograph (detail) © Kirsten Luce
Post
Ken Silverstein’s The Secret World of Oil·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

“It’s just amazing, the way that the oil industry has won specific and important exemptions from every significant piece of environmental legislation.”
Photograph © Gabriel Silverstein-Rivera
Article
Strange Loop·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

“Every great writer, it seems, has a formative horror.”
Illustration (detail) by Steven Dana
Post
Christopher Beha’s Arts and Entertainments·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

On the celebrity impulse and sex tapes as literary vehicle
“If all existence is physical, then a human life has not truly been lived unless it has been publicized and in this way verified.”
Photograph © Ira Lipkke

Average number of days a West German man goes without changing his underwear:

7

Female salmon and quail showed a strong preference for smaller mates.

A Vatican committee approved the constitution of the International Association of Exorcists.

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