= 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 165 years of
Harper’s for only $45.99

United States Canada

THE CURRENT ISSUE

August 2015

In the Shadow of the Storm

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Measure for Measure

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

The Trouble with Israel

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

A Camera on Every Cop

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

view Table Content

FEATURED ON HARPERS.ORG

Post
“The campaign music stopped. Hundreds of people, their faces now warped by the dread of a third bomb, began running for cover.”
Photograph © Guy Martin/Panos.
Article
Part Neither, Part Both·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

“Eight months pregnant I told an old woman sitting beside me on the bus that the egg that hatched my baby came from my wife’s ovaries. I didn’t know how the old woman would take it; one can never know. She was delighted: That’s like a fairy tale!”
Mother with Children, by Gustav Klimt © akg-images
Article
What Recovery?·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

“Between 2007 and 2010, Albany’s poverty rate jumped 12 points, to a record high of 39.9 percent. More than two thirds of Albany’s 76,000 residents are black, and since 2010, their poverty rate has climbed even higher, to nearly 42 percent.”
Photograph by Will Steacy
Article
Rag Time·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

From a May 23 commencement address delivered at Hofstra University. Doctorow died on Tuesday. He was 84.
“We are a deeply divided nation in danger of undergoing a profound change for the worse.”
Photograph by Giuseppe Giglia
Article
The Trouble with Israel·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

“We think we are the only people in the world who live with threat, but we have to work with regional leaders who will work with us. Bibi is taking the country into unprecedented international isolation.”
Photograph by Adam Golfer

Ratio of money spent by Britons on prostitution to that spent on hairdressing:

1:1

A German scientist was testing an anti-stupidity pill.

A Twitter spokesperson conceded that a “Frat House”–themed office party “was in poor taste at best.”

Subscribe to the Weekly Review newsletter. Don’t worry, we won’t sell your email address!

HARPER’S FINEST

Subways Are for Sleeping

By

“Shelby is waiting for something. He himself does not know what it is. When it comes he will either go back into the world from which he came, or sink out of sight in the morass of alcoholism or despair that has engulfed other vagrants.”

Subscribe Today