= Subscribers only. Sign in here. Subscribe here.

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

1963 / July | View All Issues |

July 1963

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

14, 16, 18, 20 PDF

Myths about publishing·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[Coming in Harper’s]

20 PDF

Coming in Harper’s·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

After hours

22, 24-29 PDF

The framed dollar·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

31-34 PDF

The hard kind of patriotism·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

39-45 PDF

Fighter pilot·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Poetry

43 PDF

The white geese·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

46-54 PDF

How America “solved” the servant problem·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

61-68 PDF

Those annoying farmers·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Impossible but not really serious

Article

69-73 PDF

Pidgin·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

No laughing matter

Poetry

72 PDF

Freeway country·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

74-79 PDF

Rockefeller’s triple-threat brain trust·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Fiction

82-86 PDF

Call girl·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

The new books

88, 90-93 PDF

The writer as middleman·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Books in brief

93-94 PDF

Books in brief·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Music in the round

95-96 PDF

The sign of the major artist·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Jazz notes

96 PDF

Jazz notes·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Jazz notes

96 PDF

Remembering John·

= 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