= Subscribers only. Sign in here. Subscribe here.

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

1966 / January | View All Issues |

January 1966

illustration

Front cover PDF

Untitled·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.


Letters

6, 7, 8, 12 PDF

Letters·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

The editor’s easy chair

16, 19-20, 22, 24 PDF

Substitutes for violence·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Notice

24 PDF

Harper’s special student edition·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

After hours

26, 28, 30-33 PDF

Fast food and footloose Americans·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Poetry

28 PDF

Unwanted·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

A villanelle

[Coming in Harper’s]

32 PDF

Coming in Harper’s·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

Front cover, 37-45 PDF

Lindsay, Kennedy, and the power struggle in New York·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

46-53 PDF

Requiem for a west Texas town·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

54-59 PDF

Gabriel·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Collection

54-59 PDF

Portrait of Gabriel: a Puerto Rican family in San Juan and New York·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Fiction

60-64 PDF

An off-campus love story·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Poetry

62 PDF

Privacy·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

74 PDF

The other side . . .·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

83-87 PDF

An open letter to the Ford Foundation·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

88-89 PDF

Jean Shepherd·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Radio’s noble savage

Washington insight

90-92 PDF

The scientific pork barrel·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Cartoon

92 PDF

“Learn to live with it?”·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

The new books

93-94 PDF

Don’t let’s be beastly to the Germans·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

The new books

94 PDF

Knight in top hat·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

The new books

95-96 PDF

Edmund Wilson, Lionel Trilling, Philip Rahv·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

The new books

97-99 PDF

Cars coming–faster and faster·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Books in brief

99-101 PDF

Books in brief·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Poetry

100 PDF

Warning·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Music in the round

102-103 PDF

Wozzeck strikes back·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Jazz notes

103 PDF

New label·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Jazz notes

103 PDF

Jazz notes·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Get access to 165 years of
Harper’s for only $45.99

United States Canada

THE CURRENT ISSUE

February 2016

The Trouble with Iowa

The Queen and I

Disunified Front

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

We Don’t Have Rights, But We Are Alive

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Isn’t It Romantic?

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

The Trusted Traveler

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

view Table Content

FEATURED ON HARPERS.ORG

Article
Isn’t It Romantic?·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

“He had paid for much of her schooling, something he cannot help but mention, since the aftermath of any failed relationship brings an ungenerous and impossible impulse to claw back one’s misspent resources.”
Illustration by Shonagh Rae
Article
The Trouble with Iowa·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

“It seems to defy reason that this anachronistic farm state — a demographic outlier, with no major cities and just 3 million people, nine out of ten of them white — should play such an outsized role in American politics.”
Photograph (detail) © Justin Sullivan/Getty Images
Article
Rule, Britannica·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

“This is the strange magic of an arrangement of all the world’s knowledge in alphabetical order: any search for anything passes through things that have nothing in common with it but an initial letter.”
Artwork by Brian Dettmer. Courtesy the artist and P.P.O.W., New York City.
Article
The Queen and I·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

“Buckingham Palace is a theater in need of renovation. There is something pathetic about a fiercely vacuumed throne room. The plants are tired. Plastic is nailed to walls and mirrors. The ballroom is set for a ghostly banquet. Everyone is whispering, for we are in a mad kind of church. A child weeps.”
Photograph (detail) © Martin Parr/Magnum Photos
Article
We Don’t Have Rights, But We Are Alive·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

“If I really wanted to learn about the Islamic State, Hassan told me, I ought to speak to his friend Samir, a young gay soldier in the Syrian Army who’d been fighting jihadis intermittently for the past four years.”
Photograph (detail) by Anwar Amro/AFP/Getty

Amount by which the number of government jobs in the U.S. exceeds the number of manufacturing jobs:

5,129,000

The sound of mice being clicked may induce seizures in house cats.

In Turlock, California, nearly 3,500 samples of bull semen were stolen from the back of a truck.

Subscribe to the Weekly Review newsletter. Don’t worry, we won’t sell your email address!

HARPER’S FINEST

Two Christmas Mornings of the Great War

By

Civilization masks us with a screen, from ourselves and from one another, with thin depth of unreality. We habitually live — do we not? — in a world self-created, half established, of false values arbitrarily upheld, largely inspired by misconception, misapprehension, wrong perspective, and defective proportion, misapplication.

Subscribe Today