= Subscribers only. Sign in here. Subscribe here.

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

1971 / October | View All Issues |

October 1971

illustration

Front cover PDF

Untitled·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.


About this issue

4 PDF

About this issue·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

About this issue

4 PDF

About this issue·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Letters

6, 8, 12-13 PDF

Letters·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

The easy chair

14, 16, 21, 24-25, 29-30 PDF

Good news, in a small way·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Performing arts

32, 36, 42, 44 PDF

Also sprach Grand Funk Railroad·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Performing arts

32, 36, 42, 44 PDF

Performing arts·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

46-47 PDF

Record album notes·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

48, 50, 54-56, 58 PDF

Letter from Cape Cod·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Poetry

58 PDF

Some days of its gift·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Poetry

58 PDF

Crow maiden·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Poetry

58 PDF

Hide and go seek at the cemetery·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

Front cover, 61-64, 69-70 PDF

Professors, unite!·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

72-74 PDF

The Balkanization of suburbia·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

76-81 PDF

Baffled bishops·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Fiction

82-84 PDF

Tom Castro, the implausible impostor·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

86-88, 90-92, 94 PDF

China & the U.S.·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

The twain shall meet

Article

96-99 PDF

Our lost honesty·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

100-105 PDF

Not nature alone·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

106-107 PDF

A modest proposal·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

108-109, 112-115 PDF

In the sticks·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

116-118 PDF

Requiem for Feldman·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Books

120-125 PDF

It’s a mystery·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Music in the round

126, 128 PDF

Wolves, piano rolls, and the voice of Florence Nightingale·

= 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

May 2016

Unhackable

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

American Imperium

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Fighting Chance

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Front Runner

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

The Habits of Highly Cynical People

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

view Table Content

FEATURED ON HARPERS.ORG

Post
Elisabeth Zerofsky on Marine Le Pen, Paul Wachter on the quest for an unhackable email, Rebecca Solnit on cynical people, Andrew J. Bacevich on truth and fiction in the age of war, Samuel James photographs E.P.L. soccer, a story by Vince Passaro, and more

I sat in a taxi with Emma and her son, Stak, all three bodies muscled into the rear seat, and the boy checked the driver’s I.D. and immediately began to speak to the man in an unrecognizable language.

I conferred quietly with Emma, who said he was studying Pashto, privately, in his spare time. Afghani, she said, to enlighten me further.

Illustration by Taylor Callery
Article
Front Runner·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

"The F.N. asked to be sent to an institution whose legitimacy it did not accept, and French voters rewarded the party with first place in the election."
Illustration (detail) by Matthew Richardson
Memoir
I Am Your Conscious, I Am Love·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

A paean 2 Prince
"And one thinks, Looking into Prince's eyes must be like looking at the world."
Photo ©© PeterTea
Article
Stop Hillary!·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

"As wacky as it sometimes appears on the surface, American politics has an amazing stability and continuity about it."
Article
Plexiglass·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

I sat in a taxi with Emma and her son, Stak, all three bodies muscled into the rear seat, and the boy checked the driver’s I.D. and immediately began to speak to the man in an unrecognizable language.

I conferred quietly with Emma, who said he was studying Pashto, privately, in his spare time. Afghani, she said, to enlighten me further.

Photograph (detail) by Karine Laval

Amount a Russian man was fined last October for delivering a pizza by drone:

$1,092

In Argentina, chalk-browed mockingbirds had stopped trying to rid their nests of shiny cowbirds’ parasitic eggs.

In Damascus, Islamic State militants abducted more than 300 cement-factory workers.

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

HARPER’S FINEST

Mississippi Drift

By

Matt was happy enough to sustain himself on the detritus of a world he saw as careening toward self-destruction, and equally happy to scam a government he despised. 'I’m glad everyone’s so wasteful,' he told me. 'It supports my lifestyle.'

Subscribe Today