= Subscribers only. Sign in here. Subscribe here.

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

1965 / May | View All Issues |

May 1965

illustration

Front cover PDF

Untitled·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.


Letters

6, 8, 13-14 PDF

Letters·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

The editor’s easy chair

18, 20, 24, 26, 28 PDF

A Japanese view of America·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Poetry

20 PDF

Das ist Alice·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

After hours

30, 33-34, 36, 38 PDF

Keeping company with a parakeet·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Washington insight

40, 42, 44, 46, 48, 50 PDF

The remarkable Mr. Gordon and his quiet power center·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

60-65 PDF

The barges on the Seine·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

66-72 PDF

An unexpected dividend for the South·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

77-83 PDF

Stirrings behind the wall·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

East Germany’s muted revolution

Article

87-90, 92, 94 PDF

Chicago’s Oxford on the rocks·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

A new break for city youngsters

Article

97-99 PDF

Take a lesson from a pasha·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Poetry

98 PDF

The barn owl·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Fiction

102-104, 110-114, 116, 119-120 PDF

The escape artist·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

121-123, 126, 128, 130, 132 PDF

Television and the world of politics·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Part II

Reviews

134, 136 PDF

The question of Simone de Beauvoir·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Poetry

136 PDF

Gulls·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

The new books

137-140 PDF

Henry James, Edith Wharton, and the age of leisure·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

The new books

140-142 PDF

Western heroes and cattle trails·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

The new books

142-145 PDF

A trinity of nation-builders·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Books in brief

145-147 PDF

Books in brief·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[Coming in Harper’s]

146 PDF

Coming in Harper’s·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Music in the round

148, 150 PDF

Low F to high C·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Jazz notes

150 PDF

Gimmicks·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Jazz notes

150 PDF

Jazz notes·

= 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

Percentage of G.O.P. House and Senate members in an April 2006 poll who believed humans are causing climate change:

23

Bees can remember human faces, but only if they are tricked into thinking that we are strange flowers.

“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