= 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

November 2014

Stop Hillary!

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Everyday Grace

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

How the Islamic State was Won

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Cage Wars

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

view Table Content

FEATURED ON HARPERS.ORG

Article
Stop Hillary!·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

"What Hillary will deliver, then, is more of the same. And that shouldn’t surprise us."
Photograph by Joe Raedle
Post
A Band of Her Own·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

"What in the poem is an unappealing display becomes, with the addition of the soul-influenced, flute-inflected background, funny, almost self-consciously so."
Photograph by AP/Bill Chaplis
Article
Cage Wars·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

"In the 1970s, “Chickens’ Lib” was a handful of women in flower-print dresses holding signs, but in the past decade farm hens have become almost a national preoccupation."
Photograph by Adam Dickerson/Big Dutchman USA, courtesy Vande Bunte Farms
Article
Paradise Lost·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

"Suffering Sappho! Here we still are, marching right into yet another century with our glass ceilings, unequal pay, unresolved work and child-care balance, and still marrying, forever marrying, men."
Illustration by Anthony Lister
Article
Off the Land·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

"Nearly half the reservation lives below the poverty line, with unemployment as high as 60 percent, little to no infrastructure, few entitlements, a safety net that never was, no industry to speak of, and a housing crisis that has been dire not for five years but since the reservation’s founding in 1855."
Illustration by Stan Fellows

Jobs created by every billion dollars of U.S. government defense spending:

21,000

Artists tend to have twice as many sexual partners as noncreative people.

Swiss retailer Migros cut off ties with a collectible-creamer company following the distribution of 2,000 creamers whose lids bore images of Adolf Hitler and Benito Mussolini. “You cannot put Pol Pot or a terrorist on a milk creamer,” said a Migros spokesman.

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