= Subscribers only. Sign in here. Subscribe here.

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

1979 / April | View All Issues |

April 1979

illustration

Front cover PDF

Untitled·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.


Letters

4-6, 91 PDF

Letters·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

15-18, 20 PDF

For capital punishment·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

The morality of anger

Article

21-23 PDF

Looking for the Left·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Social reform goes out of fashion

Washington

24-26, 28 PDF

Washington·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

31-38 PDF

The stationary tourist·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Around the world, going nowhere

Article

39-40 PDF

Untitled·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Collection

Front cover, 39-46, 51-58 PDF

The debtor class·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

40, 51-58 PDF

The debtor class·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

56-58 PDF

Chronology·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Other things being equal

59 PDF

Freud·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Other things being equal

59 PDF

Other things being equal·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

In our time

61 PDF

Mens sana in corpore sano·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

In our time

61 PDF

In our time·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Fiction

63-64, 66 PDF

Origami aeroplane·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

A short story

Article

68-70 PDF

Walking the great mall·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Theater

71-74, 76, 78 PDF

Sondheim’s little deaths·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

The ironic mode and its discontents

Theater

71-74, 76, 78 PDF

Theater·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

In print

82-83 PDF

Cheerful symmetries·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Specific for literary dyspepsia

In print

82-83 PDF

In print·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Poetry

83 PDF

Bullhead·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Movies

84-86, 88 PDF

Hollywood’s war·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

The Deer Hunter invents cruelties to sell Vietnam

Movies

84-86, 88 PDF

Movies·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

American miscellany

92-93 PDF

Garden club notes·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Fighting bugs organically

American miscellany

92-93 PDF

American miscellany·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Poetry

93 PDF

Conch·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Poetry

93 PDF

My lady the lake·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Puzzle

96 PDF

April fool·

= 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

February 2015

The War of the World

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

The Sharp Edge of Life

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

The Great Republican Land Heist

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Captive Market

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

The Day of the Sea

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

view Table Content

FEATURED ON HARPERS.ORG

Article
The Great Republican Land Heist·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

“The wholesale transfer of public lands to state control may never be achieved. But the goal might be more subtle: to attack the value of public lands.”
Photograph by Chad Ress
Article
The Sharp Edge of Life·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

“The struggle of the novelist has been to establish a measure, a view of human nature, and usually, though not always, as large a view as belief and imagination can wring from observable facts.”
Photo by Eddie Adams/Associated Press
Article
Captive Market·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

"Fear of random violence lives on, but the reality is that violent-crime rates have dropped to levels not seen since the early Seventies."
Photograph by Richard Ross
Article
The Day of the Sea·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

“Fifteen judges will then sit together in a wood-paneled room, in a city thousands of miles from the Andes, and decide whether the ocean Bolivia claims as its right will at last be returned to it.”
Photo by Fabio Cuttica/Contrasto/Redux
Post
Introducing the February Issue·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

The Ruin of the West
Christopher Ketcham investigates Cliven Bundy’s years-long battle with the BLM, Annie Murphy reflects on Bolivia’s lost coast, and more
Painting by Richard Prince, whose work was on view in October at Gagosian Gallery in New York City © The artist. Courtesy Gagosian Gallery

Percentage increase in the annual number of polio cases in Pakistan since 2005:

857

A bowl of 4,000-year-old noodles was found in northwestern China; and a spokesman for the Chinese Academy of Sciences said that “this is the earliest empirical evidence of noodles ever found.”

A federal judge sentenced the journalist Barrett Brown to 63 months in prison for sharing a link to information stolen from the private-intelligence firm Stratfor by a hacker in 2011. “Good news!” Brown said in a statement. “They’re now going to send me to investigate the prison-industrial complex.”

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