= Subscribers only. Sign in here. Subscribe here.

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

1956 / October | View All Issues |

October 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 editor’s easy chair

14, 16-18, 20 PDF

The harm good people do·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Personal and otherwise

22-25 PDF

The irrepressible Americans·

= 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

The next Pope·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

35-38 PDF

247 Christmas cards·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Poetry

38 PDF

Bufo vulgaris·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

39-44 PDF

How to throw away an air base·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Fiction

45-52 PDF

The trial of Mr. M·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

A story

Article

55-60 PDF

The fight for Congress·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

61-63 PDF

The pond·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

64-68 PDF

The fall and rise of the University of Maryland·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

69-75 PDF

Style in science·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

75 PDF

Footnote on Suez·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

After hours

78, 80 PDF

Sexboat·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

After hours

80-81 PDF

Mass-produced individuality·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

The new books

82, 86, 88, 90-95 PDF

All about people·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Books in brief

95-96, 98 PDF

Books in brief·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Books in brief

99 PDF

Forecast·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

The new recordings

100, 102-104 PDF

The new recordings·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

The new recordings

100, 102-104 PDF

American in Paris·

= 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

December 2016

Separated at Birth

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

The Priest in the Trees

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

The Lightness

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

With Child

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Standing Rock Speaks

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Prose by Any Other Name

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

view Table Content

FEATURED ON HARPERS.ORG

Article
With Child·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

"She glanced across the waiting room at a television playing a birth-control ad and laughed darkly. 'Jesus, Lord, it would be so nice if someone just pushed me down a flight of stairs.'"
Photograph (detail) by Lara Shipley
Article
Swat Team·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

"As we shall see, for the sort of people who write and edit the opinion pages of the Post, there was something deeply threatening about Sanders and his political views."
Illustration (detail) by John Ritter
Article
Escape from The Caliphate·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

"When Matti invited me on a tour of the neighborhood, I asked about security. 'The message has already been passed to ISIS that you’re here,' he said. 'But don’t worry. I guarantee I could bring even you in and out of the Islamic State.'"
Photograph (detail) by Alice Martins
Article
In This One·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

"She glanced across the waiting room at a television playing a birth-control ad and laughed darkly. 'Jesus, Lord, it would be so nice if someone just pushed me down a flight of stairs.'"
Illustration (detail) by Shonagh Rae
Article
“Don’t Touch My Medicare!”·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

"Medicare’s popularity, however, comes with almost no understanding of what the program is and how it works."
Illustration (detail) by Nate Kitch

Amount paid last fall for a Ford Escort driven by Pope John Paul II:

$680,000

92 percent of Mexicans are relaxed by a pleasant-smelling bedroom.

Swedish biologists studying coercive mating in mosquitofish discovered that females’ brains get larger as males’ genitals get longer, and male Madagascar hissing cockroaches were found to attract mates with either their enlarged testicles or their enlarged horns.

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