= Subscribers only. Sign in here. Subscribe here.

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

1964 / May | View All Issues |

May 1964

illustration

Front cover PDF

Untitled·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.


Letters

6, 9-10, 12 PDF

Letters·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

The easy chair

16, 22, 24, 26 PDF

What doctors can do to cut the cost of medical care·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

After hours

28, 30, 32 PDF

A parlor for New York·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

37-42 PDF

Give slum children a chance·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

A radical proposal

Article

43-44 PDF

The ordeal of Lash Calhoun·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Collection

45-50 PDF

The Jews in Germany today·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

45-50 PDF

The Jews in Germany today·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

47 PDF

A vanishing community?·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Puzzle

50 PDF

Poser·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

51-55 PDF

Aldous Huxley in California·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

56-62 PDF

Arms and the big money men·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Part III. The disarmament blues

Poetry

59 PDF

The secret in the cat·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Poetry

63 PDF

Island·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Poetry

63 PDF

Twin Lakes winter·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Poetry

63 PDF

Twin Lakes hunter·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Collection

63 PDF

Three poems·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

64-71 PDF

Much ado about Shakespeare·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Three summer festivals

Article

72-74, 76, 78 PDF

A new kind of national election·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

74 PDF

U.S. man at the Acropolis·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

78 PDF

America the beautiful·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Fiction

79-84, 87-88 PDF

Fast Dan·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

A story

Article

90-92, 94, 96 PDF

The quickening war against viruses·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

98-100, 102, 104, 106 PDF

An Englishman’s audit of Rhodes scholars·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Washington insight

108, 110, 112 PDF

Bureaucrats’ war over Vietnam·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

The new books

113-114, 116-120 PDF

Vision and reality·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Shakespeare to Calvin Coolidge

Reviews

120-123 PDF

Books on guerrilla warfare–fifteen years overdue·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Music in the round

124-125 PDF

The bel canto revival·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Jazz notes

126 PDF

Jazz notes·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Jazz notes

126 PDF

The herds·

= 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

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
Article
Cassandra Among the Creeps·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

On silencing women
“The old framework of feminine mendacity and murky-mindedness is still routinely trotted out, and we should learn to recognize it for what it is.”
Photograph © Sallie Dean Shatz

Average black-market price in Baghdad of a DVD showing the beheading of a foreigner or Iraqi “collaborator”:

50?

Among U.S. children, whites as young as seven perceive blacks to experience less pain than fellow whites.

In a suburb of Salt Lake City, two sister-wives dressed like ninjas were subdued by a man with a sword after they broke into the home of a child whom their husband had allegedly abused.

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