= Subscribers only. Sign in here. Subscribe here.

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

1977 / October | View All Issues |

October 1977

illustration

Front cover PDF

Untitled·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.


Letters

4, 6, 8-9, 12 PDF

Letters·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Letters

4 PDF

Letters·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

The easy chair

16, 18-19 PDF

Beggar’s opera·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

20-24 PDF

Disco·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

25-26, 29-32 PDF

The culture of appeasement·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

33-35 PDF

Memo to the White House·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

37-45 PDF

Jimmy Carter’s ruling class·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

49-56, 61-68 PDF

The desert empire·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Collection

Front cover, 49-56, 61-68 PDF

The desert empire·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

68 PDF

The effects of drought·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

69-71 PDF

Mr. and Mrs. Eakins·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Fiction

73-78 PDF

Love is blind·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

In our time

79 PDF

Etiquette·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

In our time

79 PDF

In our time·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

80-84 PDF

The Aztec treasure house·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Books

87-88, 91-92 PDF

Once more unto the breach·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Books in brief

92-94 PDF

Books in brief·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Movies

95, 98, 100 PDF

A kind word for critics·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Movies

95, 98, 100 PDF

Movies·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

The fourth estate

102, 106, 108-110 PDF

Cutting velvet at the New York Times·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

The fourth estate

102, 106, 108-110 PDF

The fourth estate·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Puzzle

115 PDF

From forth the fatal loins·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Get access to 164 years of
Harper’s for only $34.99

United States Canada

THE CURRENT ISSUE

May 2014

50,000 Life Coaches Can’t Be Wrong

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

The Quinoa Quarrel

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

You Had to Be There

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

A Study in Sherlock

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

view Table Content

FEATURED ON HARPERS.ORG

Post
“In Thunupa’s footsteps grew a miraculous plant that could withstand drought, cold, and even salt, and still produce a nutritious grain.”
Photograph by Lisa M. Hamilton
Article
A Study in Sherlock·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

“It is central to the pleasure of the Sherlock Holmes stories that they invite play, and that they were never meant to be taken seriously.”
Illustration by Frederic Dorr Steele
Post
My Top 5 Metal Albums and Their Poetic Counterparts·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

“1. Death, The Sound of Perseverance (Nuclear Blast, 1998)”
Photograph (detail) by Peter Beste
Article
Found Money·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

“I have spent my entire adult existence in a recession. Like most people I talk to, I assume the forces that control the market are at best random and at worst rigged. The auction shows only confirm that suspicion.”
Illustration by Steven Dana
Post
The School of Permanent Revolución·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

“The University of Venezuela has provided a consistent counterweight to governmental authority, but it has also reliably produced the elite of whatever group replaced the status quo.”
Photograph © Daniel Lansberg-Rodríguez

Percentage of non-Christian Americans who say they believe in the resurrection of Christ:

52

A newly translated Coptic text alleged Judas’ kiss to have been necessitated by Jesus’ ability to shape-shift.

Russia reportedly dropped a series of math texts from a list of recommended curricular books because its illustrations featured too many non-Russian characters. “Gnomes, Snow White,” said a Russian education expert, “these are representatives of a foreign-language culture.”

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

HARPER’S FINEST