= Subscribers only. Sign in here. Subscribe here.

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

1963 / December | View All Issues |

December 1963

illustration

Front cover PDF

Untitled·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.


Letters

4, 6, 8, 10, 12 PDF

Letters·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

The editor’s easy chair

14, 16, 21-22 PDF

Christmas list·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

After hours

24, 26, 28 PDF

Computer poetry or, sob suddenly, the bongos are moving·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

Front cover, 33-39 PDF

Restraints on American Catholic freedom·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Notice

38 PDF

Looking ahead·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

40-42 PDF

My anti-headache diet·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

43-49 PDF

Africa’s new elites·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Poetry

49 PDF

The sundial·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Collection

50-55 PDF

California wines·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

50-55 PDF

A look at the vineyards around the Golden Gate·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

55 PDF

Outstanding vineyards of the north counties·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

56-62 PDF

How to treat the Broadway malady of 1963·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Poetry

59 PDF

Meditation in a booth·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

63-68 PDF

The slow, quiet murder of tax reform·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Fiction

70-74 PDF

Boola, boola, Babe Ruth, and a jug of whiskey sours·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

A story

Article

76-78, 81-82 PDF

Detroit’s surprising mayor·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

83-86 PDF

An astronomer’s rejoinder·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Collection

83-87 PDF

The debate over Velikovsky·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

87 PDF

A comment on Dr. Menzel’s rejoinder·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

88-92, 94-95 PDF

The angry young women·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Washington insight

100, 102, 104-105 PDF

Mr. Ambassador·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

The new books

106, 110, 112, 116 PDF

Seasonable truths·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Reviews

118, 120-122, 124-126 PDF

The new children’s books·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

How to winnow the good ones out of the heaps of chaff

Reviews

126-127 PDF

For Christmas·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Music in the round

128-129 PDF

Vocal slaves or supremacists·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Jazz notes

130 PDF

Jazz notes·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[Coming in Harper’s]

130 PDF

Coming in Harper’s·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Jazz notes

130 PDF

A mix and a miss·

= 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

October 2014

Cassandra Among the
Creeps

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

“Today Is Better Than Tomorrow”

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

PBS Self-Destructs

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

The Monkey Did It

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

view Table Content

FEATURED ON HARPERS.ORG

Post
"In mid-August, hundreds of displaced Christians who had fled to Erbil were moved by Kurdish authorities into the concrete shell of a half-built mall. "
Photograph by Sebastian Meyer
Article
“Today Is Better Than Tomorrow”·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

“Iraq has every disease there is; its mind is deranged with too many voices, its organs corrupted, its limbs only long enough to tear at its own body.”
Photograph by Benjamin Busch
Post
Flying Blind·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

“President Obama’s war against the Islamic State will represent, by a rough count, the eighth time the U.S. air-power lobby has promised to crush a foe without setting boot or foot on the ground.”
Article
The Monkey Did It·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

“In Murakami’s fiction, what presents itself as a key reveals itself simultaneously to be a keyhole.”
Illustration by Steven Dana
Article
PBS Self-Destructs·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

“The present state of PBS, the result of built-in deficiencies and ideological conflicts, was almost an inevitability.”
Illustration by Thomas Allen

Estimated percentage of U.S. gasoline consumption that occurs during traffic jams:

4

In India, 1.8 million female children were estimated to have died between 1985 and 2005 as an indirect result of domestic violence against their mothers; the boys of abused mothers were not at increased risk of death.

Vanilla latte and lemon pound cake continued to be the best-selling items at the Starbucks at CIA headquarters, where baristas do not write customers’ names on their cups.

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