= Subscribers only. Sign in here. Subscribe here.

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

1962 / June | View All Issues |

June 1962

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.

After hours

23-25 PDF

Driving in England and France·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

27-32 PDF

We can now make a deal on Berlin·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

33-34 PDF

Dr. Beltzov’s polyunsaturated kasha oil diet·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

35-39 PDF

General Macbeth·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Poetry

46 PDF

John Adams, farmer·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

47-50, *51, 51-53 PDF

The Zen priests and their six persimmons·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Collection

47-50, *51, 51-53 PDF

The Zen priests and their six persimmons·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Poetry

53 PDF

Tea in Ryoko-in·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

54-57 PDF

The auto assembly line·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

An inside view

Fiction

58-66, 69-73 PDF

Paul loves Libby·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

74-75 PDF

The interview·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

76-77, 80-82 PDF

Stop worrying about your image·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Public and personal

83-84, 87-88 PDF

Public and personal·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Public and personal

83-84, 87-88 PDF

The Washington dinner party·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[Coming in Harper’s]

84 PDF

Coming in Harper’s·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

The new books

89-90, 92, 94-97 PDF

Innocents in the big city·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Books in brief

97-99 PDF

Books in brief·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Music in the round

100-101 PDF

Adriana and a new woodsful of operas·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Jazz notes

102 PDF

Jazz notes·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Jazz notes

102 PDF

Lady Day·

= 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 2016

Bird in a Cage

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

The Hidden Rivers of Brooklyn

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Save Our Public Universities

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

The Rogue Agency

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Mad Magazines

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Killer Bunny in the Sky

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

view Table Content

FEATURED ON HARPERS.ORG

Article
Save Our Public Universities·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

“Whether and how we educate people is still a direct reflection of the degree of freedom we expect them to have, or want them to have.”
Photograph (crop) by Thomas Allen
Article
New Movies·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

The Force Awakens criticizes American imperialism while also celebrating the revolutionary spirit that founded this country. When the movie needs to bridge the two points of view, it shifts to aerial combat, a default setting that mirrors the war on terror all too well.”
Still © Lucasfilm
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.

Number of people who attended the World Grits Festival, held in St. George, South Carolina, last spring:

60,000

The brown bears of Greece continued chewing through telephone poles.

In Peru, a 51-year-old activist became the first former sex worker to run for the national legislature. “I’m going to put order,” she said, “in that big brothel which is Congress.”

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