= Subscribers only. Sign in here. Subscribe here.

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

1966 / April | View All Issues |

April 1966

illustration

Front cover PDF

Untitled·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.


Letters

6, 8, 13-14, 16 PDF

Letters·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

The easy chair

20, 23-24, 26, 28, 30, 33 PDF

Billboards, glass houses, and the law·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

After hours

36, 38, 40 PDF

Two wheeler·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

After hours

40, 43-45 PDF

A profane view of bull baiting·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Washington insight

46-47 PDF

A new appraisal of the old domino game·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Washington insight

47-49 PDF

White House style-makers·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Washington insight

49-50 PDF

Poor Judd is not dead·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Washington insight

50 PDF

Too many blank checks?·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Washington insight

50 PDF

Greener pastures·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Poetry

58 PDF

Sand hill road·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Fiction

63-68 PDF

There’s a camel in my cocktail·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

69-74 PDF

Digging up prehistoric America·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

75-76, 81-83 PDF

New York’s schoolhouse for the Left·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Poetry

83 PDF

Where we are·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

84-91 PDF

A new grandeur for Washington·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

94-96, 99-102 PDF

The hazardous art of mistranslation·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Poetry

109 PDF

Demise of a party-people·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Poetry

110-111 PDF

Trembling the inner wall·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

112-113 PDF

Murder with feathers·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

The new books

117-119 PDF

“Written in cold fury”·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

The new books

120-121 PDF

Notes on reputation·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

The new books

121-122 PDF

Love affair with an airplane·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Books in brief

122-123 PDF

Books in brief·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Performing arts: New York

124-127 PDF

Nothing but talent·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Performing arts

124-127 PDF

Performing arts·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[Coming in Harper’s]

126 PDF

Coming in Harper’s·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Music in the round

128, 130 PDF

Piano notes·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Jazz notes

130 PDF

Garçon·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Jazz notes

130 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

Isn’t It Romantic?

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

The Trusted Traveler

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

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.

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