= Subscribers only. Sign in here. Subscribe here.

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

1972 / August | View All Issues |

August 1972

illustration

Front cover PDF

Untitled·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.


Letters

4, 6-9 PDF

Letters·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

10-12, 16, 18 PDF

The invisible army·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

22-26 PDF

In praise of trains·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Diplomatic notes

30, 32-34 PDF

Tea and ideology·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Diplomatic notes

30, 32-34 PDF

Diplomatic notes·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Poetry

32 PDF

Josh, away in August·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Countersigns

37 PDF

In defense of laughter·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

38-47 PDF

Checking out Dita Beard’s memo·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

48-49 PDF

A modest proposal·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

50-52 PDF

Alexander Solzhenitsyn and the epic tradition·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Fiction

Front cover, 53-68 PDF

August 1914·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Poetry

69 PDF

Self-portrait·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

70-73 PDF

Once a Jew, sometimes a Jew·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

74-76 PDF

Ratiocinations·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

77-83 PDF

The white niggers of Newark·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

84-92, 94-98 PDF

Bangladesh in morning·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Commentary

99-102 PDF

Commentary·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Commentary

102-103 PDF

Commentary·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Books

104-107 PDF

Literary life among the Dinka·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Performing arts

108-113 PDF

I want a deal·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Performing arts

108-113 PDF

Performing arts·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Poetry

113 PDF

Wind to human voice·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

The Harper’s game

114 PDF

Absurdly obvious·

= 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
 
Rebecca Solnit on silencing women, a Marine commander returns to Iraq, the decline of PBS, and more
Article
Cassandra Among the Creeps·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

On silencing women
“The old framework of feminine mendacity and murky-mindedness is still routinely trotted out, and we should learn to recognize it for what it is.”
Photograph © Sallie Dean Shatz
Post
Ending College Sexual Assault·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

“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
Post
 
"Clothes are a bit like eating: you have to dress yourself. You have to eat, and even if you eat pizza all day long, that’s still a choice."
Photograph © G Powell
Article
“Today Is Better Than Tomorrow”·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

“Iraq has every disease there is; its mind is deranged with too many voices, its organs corrupted, its limbs only long enough to tear at its own body.”
Photograph by Benjamin Busch

Number of times President Obama mentioned “climate change” in his 2012 State of the Union address:

1

Heroin addiction in Afghanistan was determined to have risen by 140 percent since 2005.

“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