= Subscribers only. Sign in here. Subscribe here.

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

1980 / June | View All Issues |

June 1980

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 PDF

On risk, ignorance, and oil·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Notes from a journal

Article

14-16 PDF

Defeatist France·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

The heritage of Vichy

Article

17, 20, 22, 24-25 PDF

A taste for Calcutta·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

This terrible, beautiful city

Article

27-30, 32-34, 36 PDF

Constitutional complaints·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

What ails America

Article

37-44, 49-56 PDF

Entangled freedoms·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Eighty years of red tape

Lines of sight

58 PDF

A nation of clerks·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Lines of sight

58 PDF

Lines of sight·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Fiction

59-61, 64, 66-69 PDF

Good morning to you, lieutenant·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

A short story

Poetry

70 PDF

A winter daybreak above Vence·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Poetry

70 PDF

Chilblain·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

In our time

71 PDF

The lower classes·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

No. 2

In our time

71 PDF

In our time·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

72, 74-78 PDF

Correspondences·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Making connections on the Grand Tour

Books

79-82 PDF

The autobiography bug·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Adventures in solipsism

In print

83-84 PDF

The protein kingdom·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Making way for the omnivores

In print

83-84 PDF

In print·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

American miscellany

85-88 PDF

Under the hood·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

What’s what

American miscellany

85-88 PDF

American miscellany·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Puzzle

92 PDF

Coordination·

= 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