= Subscribers only. Sign in here. Subscribe here.

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

1979 / September | View All Issues |

September 1979

illustration

Front cover PDF

Untitled·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.


Letters

4-5 PDF

Letters·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

The easy chair

6, 12-13 PDF

Blindman’s bluff·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

The lost sight of the imagination

Article

16-18, 22 PDF

Of two minds about abortion·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Bringing mixed motives to bed

Article

26-28, 32 PDF

Rewriting the Constitution·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Life, liberty, and a balanced budget

Article

33-34, 36-37 PDF

A proper education·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

The trade-off between method and motive

Lines of sight

67 PDF

Energy independence·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Lines of sight

67 PDF

Lines of sight·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Fiction

68-74 PDF

Rendezvous with Margret or·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Happy ending

In our time

75 PDF

In our time·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

In our time

75 PDF

In our time·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

76-81 PDF

Images of anonymity·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

World War II in black and white

Poetry

82 PDF

There are things I tell to no one but to the poem·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Movies

86-92 PDF

Gooseflesh·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

The strange turn toward horror

Movies

86-92 PDF

Movies·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Books

95-98 PDF

Styron’s heavy freight·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Sex, guilt, and the Holocaust too

In print

99-100 PDF

Ineffable pleasures·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

The variety of short stories

In print

99-100 PDF

In print·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

The fourth estate

101-104 PDF

The fourth estate·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

American miscellany

105-107 PDF

Going nowhere fast·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

The rat race, more or less

American miscellany

105-107 PDF

American miscellany·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Puzzle

110 PDF

Stereo components·

= 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
“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
Article
Kandahar’s Mystery Executions·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

“He told me he was made to stand on an ice block for thirty minutes at a time, and would then be forced to run barefoot across the gravel while an officer cable-whipped him.”
Photograph (detail) © Victor J. Blue
Article
The Tale of the Tape·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

“Heroin isn’t the weakness Art Pepper submits to; it’s the passion he revels in.”
Photograph (detail) © Laurie Pepper
Post
Art Beyond Politics·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Arab artists take up — and look past — regional politics
“When everyday life regularly throws up images of terror and drama and the technological sublime, how can a photographer compete?”
“Qalandia 2087, 2009,” by Wafa Hourani
Criticism
The Soft-Kill Solution·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

"Policymakers, recognizing the growing influence of civil disobedience and riots on the direction of the nation, had already begun turning to science for a response."
Illustration by Richard Mia

Percentage of G.O.P. House and Senate members in an April 2006 poll who believed humans are causing climate change:

23

Bees can remember human faces, but only if they are tricked into thinking that we are strange flowers.

“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