= Subscribers only. Sign in here. Subscribe here.

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

1961 / September | View All Issues |

September 1961

illustration

Front cover PDF

Untitled·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.


Letters

4, 6, 8 PDF

Letters·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

The editor’s easy chair

10, 12, 14-16 PDF

Money bait·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

The editor’s easy chair

16 PDF

The people-machine·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

After hours

21-23 PDF

Monk talk·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

32 PDF

A faith for tough times?·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

33-36 PDF

On both your houses·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Poetry

44 PDF

For Anna Akmatova·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Collection

44-47 PDF

Seven poems: new versions·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Poetry

45 PDF

In the woods·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Poetry

45 PDF

September·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Poetry

46 PDF

Hamlet in Russia, a soliloquy·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Poetry

46 PDF

Wild vines·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Poetry

47 PDF

The landlord·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Poetry

47 PDF

Sparrow hills·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Fiction

48-57 PDF

Mr. Future·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

A story

Article

58-62 PDF

Jules Feiffer and the almost-in-group·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

63-68 PDF

The Peace Corps’ secret mission·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Poetry

67 PDF

The husking·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

68 PDF

The dike and the village·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

68-76 PDF

The invisible aborigine·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

77-80 PDF

Why we don’t wipe out polio·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Poetry

80 PDF

The thread·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

81-83, 91 PDF

Canada’s luxury ghost town·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Public and personal

92-95 PDF

Public and personal·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Public and personal

92-95 PDF

Twelve at the table·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[Coming in Harper’s]

94 PDF

Coming in Harper’s·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

The new books

96, 98-101 PDF

Democracy and its discontents·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Books in brief

101-105 PDF

Books in brief·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Music in the round

104-105 PDF

The American Offenbach?·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Jazz notes

105 PDF

Jazz notes·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Books in brief

105 PDF

Forecast·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Jazz notes

105 PDF

Django·

= 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

April 2017

You Can Run …

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Never Would I Ever

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

The March on Everywhere

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Defender of the Community

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Echt Deutsch

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

The Boy Without a Country

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

view Table Content

FEATURED ON HARPERS.ORG

Article
The March on Everywhere·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Photograph (detail) © Nima Taradji/Polaris
Post
The Forty-Fifth President·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Photograph (detail) by Philip Montgomery
Article
Defender of the Community·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Illustration (detail) by Katherine Streeter
Article
The Boy Without a Country·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Illustration (detail) by Shonagh Rae
Article
Asphalt Gardens·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

In a city that is rapidly pricing out the poor, NYCHA’s housing projects are a last bastion of affordable shelter, with an average monthly rent of $509
Photograph (detail) © Samuel James

Number of mine-detecting monkeys erroneously reported to have been given to the United States by Morocco in March:

2,000

The Pacific trade winds are weakening as a result of global warming.

In the United States, legislation to repeal the Affordable Care Act was advanced by the House Ways and Means Committee after 18 hours of deliberation, during which time the Republican members of Congress passed around candy.

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