= Subscribers only. Sign in here. Subscribe here.

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

1955 / March | View All Issues |

March 1955

Letters

4, 6, 8, 10, 12 PDF

Letters·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.


The easy chair

14-19 PDF

Hazards of the road·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Personal and otherwise

20-21, 23 PDF

Medicine men and fortune tellers·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Personal and otherwise

23 PDF

Honors list·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

33-36 PDF

A slow boat to China·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

37-41 PDF

Hydrazine·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

The stuff that does almost everything

Poetry

41 PDF

I saw us·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

42-47 PDF

The small cars·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Fun on wheels

Article

48-53 PDF

Too much talent in Tennessee?·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

53 PDF

Any boy can grow up to be President·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Fiction

54-62 PDF

The medicine men·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

A story

Poetry

66 PDF

Sea-mark·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

68-72 PDF

Israel’s policy of reprisals·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

72 PDF

Forecast·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

After hours

78-80 PDF

Meat mores·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

After hours

80-81 PDF

By any other name·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

82-86 PDF

The case for the Red Smith irregulars·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

86 PDF

The making of a worm·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Books in brief

96-101 PDF

Books in brief·

= 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

102-103 PDF

The new recordings·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

The new recordings

102-103 PDF

Hi-fi in the record player·

= 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

Isn’t It Romantic?

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

The Trusted Traveler

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

The Trouble with Iowa

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

The Queen and I

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

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.

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

Estimated percentage of New Hampshire’s bat population that died in 2010:

65

A horticulturalist in Florida announced a new low-carb potato.

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