= Subscribers only. Sign in here. Subscribe here.

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

1964 / December | View All Issues |

December 1964

illustration

Front cover PDF

Untitled·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.


Letters

4, 6, 8, 13 PDF

Letters·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

The editor’s easy chair

14, 16, 18 PDF

Christmas list·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

After hours

20, 23-24, 26, 28, 30 PDF

The nameless new dance·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Washington insight

33-34, 36, 38, 40, 43 PDF

A way out of Vietnam·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Notice

40 PDF

The sophisticated traveler·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

Front cover, 47-54 PDF

The master spy who almost got away·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

55-61 PDF

Saarinen’s dark tower·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

The CBS building and how it grew

Article

62-68 PDF

A forgotten lesson of the assassination·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Collection

62-68 PDF

The traffic in guns·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

68 PDF

Bad shots, or what?·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Fiction

69-74 PDF

A Christmas dinner·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Poetry

74 PDF

Judgments·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

81-86, 89 PDF

Harvard’s Bruner and his yeasty ideas·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Poetry

90-91 PDF

Pacific love song·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

92-96 PDF

What your doctor probably doesn’t know about sex·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

99-101 PDF

On giving oneself away·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

102-105, 110 PDF

Behold the grass-roots press, alas!·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

111-114, 116, 119-120, 122 PDF

The question of fidelity·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

An American rendezvous (part II)

Poetry

120 PDF

Retrospect·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Falling out of love

The new books

124, 128, 130 PDF

They know they’re monsters·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Some recent books on art

The new books

128 PDF

Introduced in Harper’s·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

The new books

130, 133-134 PDF

Melancholic clown·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

The new books

134, 136, 140-141 PDF

An international bouquet·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

The new books

141-143 PDF

Funny, ha, ha!·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

The new books

144-146 PDF

Christianity’s search for a new role·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

The new books

147 PDF

Forgotten patients·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Music in the round

148, 150 PDF

New voices in famous roles·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Jazz notes

150 PDF

Jazz notes·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Jazz notes

150 PDF

Variety·

= 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
“This is not a fable about a young woman whose dreams were dashed by a sexual predator. Maya’s narrative is one of institutional failure at a school desperately trying to adapt.”
Photograph © AP/Josh Reynolds
Article
Kandahar’s Mystery Executions·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

“He told me he was made to stand on an ice block for thirty minutes at a time, and would then be forced to run barefoot across the gravel while an officer cable-whipped him.”
Photograph (detail) © Victor J. Blue
Article
The Tale of the Tape·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

“Heroin isn’t the weakness Art Pepper submits to; it’s the passion he revels in.”
Photograph (detail) © Laurie Pepper
Post
Art Beyond Politics·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Arab artists take up — and look past — regional politics
“When everyday life regularly throws up images of terror and drama and the technological sublime, how can a photographer compete?”
“Qalandia 2087, 2009,” by Wafa Hourani
Criticism
The Soft-Kill Solution·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

"Policymakers, recognizing the growing influence of civil disobedience and riots on the direction of the nation, had already begun turning to science for a response."
Illustration by Richard Mia

Chance that a civilian who died in a 20th-century war was American:

1 in 62,000

A physicist calculated that mass worldwide conversion to a vegetarian diet would do more to slow global warming than cutting back on oil and gas use.

“All I saw,” said a 12-year-old neighbor of visits to the man’s house, “was just cats in little diapers.”

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