= Subscribers only. Sign in here. Subscribe here.

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

1978 / September | View All Issues |

September 1978

illustration

Front cover PDF

Untitled·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.


Letters

4-6 PDF

Letters·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

The easy chair

8, 10-11 PDF

Pomp and circumstance·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

The market in kings

Article

12, 15-17, 20-21 PDF

The cancer lottery·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Risk rises with age

Article

28, 30-33 PDF

Against civil disarmament·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

On the futility of prohibiting guns

Article

35-42 PDF

Prometheus bound·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Rigging the odds against America

Article

Front cover, 43-50, 55-62 PDF

Oil and water·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

In the wake of the Argo Merchant

Article

74 PDF

Ivan Illitch’s syllogism·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Collection

74-75 PDF

[untitled]·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Fiction

76-82 PDF

Welcome to the arrow catchers fair·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

A short story

In our time

83 PDF

Modern etiquette II·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

The coffee break

In our time

83 PDF

In our time·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Books

84-85, 88-90 PDF

RFK enshrined·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Books in brief

90, 94 PDF

Books in brief·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Reviews

95-99 PDF

In style·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Metamorphoses of the little black dress

American miscellany

100 PDF

American miscellany·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Puzzle

103 PDF

Tossed salad·

= 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

December 2014

Poison Apples

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Growing Up

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Gateway to Freedom

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Guns and Poses

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Christmas in Prison

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

view Table Content

FEATURED ON HARPERS.ORG

Article
Beeper World·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

“The beeper, for a certain kind of Miami teenager in the Nineties, was an essential evolutionary adaptation.”
Photograph by Curran Hatleberg
Article
Hammer Island·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

“The place could have sprung from someone’s jealous dream about white people.”
Photograph by Emily Stein
Article
Growing Up·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

“The best coming-of-age stories have a hole in the middle. They pretend to be about knowledge, but they are usually about grasping, long after it could be of any use, one’s irretrievable ignorance.”
Photograph by Ben Pier
Article
Guns and Poses·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

“‘It’s open shopping,’ he said. ‘A warehouse. The whole of Libya.’”
Map by Mike Reagan
Article
Christmas in Prison·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

“Just so you motherfuckers know, I’ll be spending Christmas with my family, eating a good meal, and you’ll all be here, right where you belong.”
Photographer unknown. Artwork courtesy Alyse Emdur

Amount that President Obama has added to America’s “brand value” according to the Nation Brands Index:

$2,100,000,000,000

A study suggested that the health effects of exposure to nuclear radiation at Chernobyl were no worse than ill health resulting from smoking and normal urban air pollution.

A Utah woman named Cameo Crispi pleaded guilty to having drunkenly attempted to burn down her ex-boyfriend’s house by igniting bacon on his kitchen stove.

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