= Subscribers only. Sign in here. Subscribe here.

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

1956 / September | View All Issues |

September 1956

illustration

Front cover PDF

Untitled·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.


Letters

4, 6, 8, 10 PDF

Letters·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

The easy chair

12-13, 16-18, 20 PDF

The conspirators·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Personal and otherwise

22-25 PDF

Johnny-on-the-spot·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[Coming in Harper’s]

25 PDF

[Coming in Harper's]·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

Front cover, 27-34 PDF

John Foster Dulles·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

A very complicated man

Article

35-39 PDF

The order of the Turkish bath·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

40-45 PDF

Russian roulette on our airways?·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

46-49 PDF

A few words from the shelf·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

50-55 PDF

Wanted·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

More politics in defense

Article

55 PDF

Code·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

How to deal with sorcerers

Fiction

56-62 PDF

The bandits·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

A story

Article

63-68 PDF

Ballard vs. the installment Goliaths·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Poetry

67 PDF

Cook’s detour·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

69-72 PDF

What was good enough for Mr. Rochester·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Poetry

72 PDF

New chitons for old gods (symmetrics)·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

73-76, 78 PDF

Why labor should vote Republican·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

78 PDF

The original egghead saves the party·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

After hours

80-81 PDF

Revival of the fanciest·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

After hours

81-82 PDF

Grease my wheels·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

The new books

83-87 PDF

We are on a journey . . .·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Books in brief

87-90 PDF

Books in brief·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Books in brief

90-91 PDF

Forecast·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

The new recordings

92, 94 PDF

The new recordings·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

The new recordings

92, 94 PDF

Early music·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

The new recordings

92 PDF

Worth looking into . . .·

= 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

March 2017

Black Like Who?

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

A Matter of Life

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

City of Gilt

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Tyranny of the Minority

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Texas is the Future

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Family Values

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

view Table Content

FEATURED ON HARPERS.ORG

Article
Texas is the Future·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

I first heard the name Barack Obama in the spring of 2004, while visiting my mother in Chicago. As we sat around the kitchen table early one spring morning, I noticed a handsome studio portrait among the pictures, lists, cards, and other totems of family life fastened to the refrigerator door. “Who’s the guy with the ears?” I asked, assuming he was some distant relative or family friend I didn’t know or else had forgotten. “Barack Obama,” she answered with a broad smile. “He’s running for Senate, but he’s going to be the first black president.”

Illustration (detail) by John Ritter
Post
The Forty-Fifth President·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

I first heard the name Barack Obama in the spring of 2004, while visiting my mother in Chicago. As we sat around the kitchen table early one spring morning, I noticed a handsome studio portrait among the pictures, lists, cards, and other totems of family life fastened to the refrigerator door. “Who’s the guy with the ears?” I asked, assuming he was some distant relative or family friend I didn’t know or else had forgotten. “Barack Obama,” she answered with a broad smile. “He’s running for Senate, but he’s going to be the first black president.”

Photograph (detail) by Philip Montgomery
Article
Itchy Nose·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

I first heard the name Barack Obama in the spring of 2004, while visiting my mother in Chicago. As we sat around the kitchen table early one spring morning, I noticed a handsome studio portrait among the pictures, lists, cards, and other totems of family life fastened to the refrigerator door. “Who’s the guy with the ears?” I asked, assuming he was some distant relative or family friend I didn’t know or else had forgotten. “Barack Obama,” she answered with a broad smile. “He’s running for Senate, but he’s going to be the first black president.”

Artwork (detail) © The Kazuto Tatsuta/Kodansha Ltd
Article
A Matter of Life·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

I first heard the name Barack Obama in the spring of 2004, while visiting my mother in Chicago. As we sat around the kitchen table early one spring morning, I noticed a handsome studio portrait among the pictures, lists, cards, and other totems of family life fastened to the refrigerator door. “Who’s the guy with the ears?” I asked, assuming he was some distant relative or family friend I didn’t know or else had forgotten. “Barack Obama,” she answered with a broad smile. “He’s running for Senate, but he’s going to be the first black president.”

Photograph (detail) by Edwin Tse
Article
Black Like Who?·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

I first heard the name Barack Obama in the spring of 2004, while visiting my mother in Chicago. As we sat around the kitchen table early one spring morning, I noticed a handsome studio portrait among the pictures, lists, cards, and other totems of family life fastened to the refrigerator door. “Who’s the guy with the ears?” I asked, assuming he was some distant relative or family friend I didn’t know or else had forgotten. “Barack Obama,” she answered with a broad smile. “He’s running for Senate, but he’s going to be the first black president.”

Photograph © Jon Lowenstein/NOOR

Amount Miller Brewing spends each year to promote its Thurgood Marshall Scholarship Fund:

$300,000

In Zambia an elephant fought off fourteen lionesses, in South Africa a porcupine fought off thirteen lionesses and four lions, in Maine voters chose to continue baiting bears with doughnuts, and in the Yukon drunken Bohemian waxwings were detained in modified hamster cages.

It was reported that education secretary Betsy DeVos’s brother, the founder of a private military company whose employees were convicted of killing 17 unarmed civilians in Baghdad in 2007, would be providing China with military training.

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

HARPER’S FINEST

Who Goes Nazi?

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

By

"It is an interesting and somewhat macabre parlor game to play at a large gathering of one’s acquaintances: to speculate who in a showdown would go Nazi. By now, I think I know. I have gone through the experience many times—in Germany, in Austria, and in France. I have come to know the types: the born Nazis, the Nazis whom democracy itself has created, the certain-to-be fellow-travelers. And I also know those who never, under any conceivable circumstances, would become Nazis."

Subscribe Today