= Subscribers only. Sign in here. Subscribe here.

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

1960 / January | View All Issues |

January 1960

illustration

Front cover PDF

Untitled·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.


Letters

6, 8, 10 PDF

Letters·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

The editor’s easy chair

12, 14, 19-21 PDF

New hope for television?·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

After hours

22, 24-25 PDF

The erosion of Detroit·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

30-37 PDF

Evelyn Waugh runs a fair·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

Front cover, 38-45 PDF

The missile mess·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Poetry

42 PDF

Say which·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

46-51 PDF

Last of the rugged individualists·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

59-66, f66 PDF

The passing of the Paris flea market·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

67-71 PDF

The job the lawyers shirk·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

72-75 PDF

High fidelity–to what? A musician looks at recorded music·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Poetry

75 PDF

On the death of friends in childhood·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Fiction

76-80 PDF

The rain horse·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

86-88 PDF

Public women·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

The new books

89-94 PDF

Of biography and biographers·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Books in brief

94-97 PDF

Books in brief·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Books in brief

97 PDF

Forecast·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Music in the round

98-100 PDF

Down the river with Beecham·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Jazz notes

100 PDF

Jazz notes·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Music in the round

100 PDF

And also . . .·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Jazz notes

100 PDF

Benny·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[Coming in Harper’s]

100 PDF

Coming in Harper’s·

= 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

January 2015

Come With Us If You Want to Live

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

The Body Politic

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

The Problem of Pain Management

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Game On

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Love Crimes

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

view Table Content

FEATURED ON HARPERS.ORG

Article
The Body Politic·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

“‘He wrote all these love poems, but he was a son of a bitch,’ said a reporter from a wire service.”
Illustration by Steven Dana
Article
Love Crimes·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

“If a man rapes a woman, she might be forced to marry him, because in Afghanistan sex before marriage is dishonorable.”
Photographs © Andrew Quilty/Oculi/Agence VU
Article
Game On·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

“The end of the Cold War and the collapse of the Soviet Union had posed a truly existential threat.”
Illustration by Taylor Callery
Article
Come With Us If You Want to Live·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

“I was startled that all these negative ideologies could be condensed so easily into a positive worldview.”
Illustration by Darrel Rees
Article
Christmas in Prison·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

“Just so you motherfuckers know, I’ll be spending Christmas with my family, eating a good meal, and you’ll all be here, right where you belong.”
Photographer unknown. Artwork courtesy Alyse Emdur

Acres of hemp grown by “patriotic‚” U.S. farmers in 1942 at the behest of the U.S. government:

36,000

A study suggested that the health effects of exposure to nuclear radiation at Chernobyl were no worse than ill health resulting from smoking and normal urban air pollution.

Greenpeace apologized after activists accidentally defaced the site of Peru’s 2,000-year-old Nazca Lines when they unfurled cloth letters reading “time for change” near the ancient sand drawings. “We fully understand,” the group wrote in a statement, “that this looks bad.”

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