= Subscribers only. Sign in here. Subscribe here.

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

1981 / October | View All Issues |

October 1981

Photography

Front cover PDF

Untitled·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.


Letters

4-7 PDF

Letters·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

The easy chair

10, 12, 14 PDF

Van Gogh’s ear·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Further notes on the official culture

Poetry

14 PDF

Phylogeny II·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Survival traits

Washington

16, 18-21 PDF

Washington·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Washington

16, 18-21 PDF

Supreme irony·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

The court of last resort

Article

22, 24, 26-28 PDF

The shame of professional schools·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

How not to educate an elite

Article

30-33, 36 PDF

Coolidge redux·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Making the world safe for plutocracy

Article

Front cover, 39-48, 53-58 PDF

What do women want? Feminism and its future·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Ars politica

59 PDF

Ars politica·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Ars politica

59 PDF

Fidel’s photo album·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

60-64 PDF

The niceness factor·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Good guyism in America

Geography 105

66-67 PDF

Geography 105·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Geography 105

66-67 PDF

Government income·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

68-74, 76-78 PDF

Beastly debates·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

The dialectic of science

The mind’s eye

79 PDF

The mind’s eye·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

The mind’s eye

79 PDF

Vacation reading safety tips·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

80-83 PDF

The art of moving pictures·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Man, Superman, and myth

Books

84-86 PDF

Plato in Vermont·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

The ideal tree, and how to count it

Books

87-88 PDF

The train to Kompong Sam·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Seeing the world with Thomas Cook

In print

89-92 PDF

In print·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

In print

89-92 PDF

Blackboard art·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

The novel goes to school

American miscellany

93-97 PDF

American miscellany·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

American miscellany

93-97 PDF

Random harvest·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Reaping where thou hast not sown

Puzzle

100 PDF

Diametricode·

= 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

September 2014

Israel and Palestine

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Washington Is Burning

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

On Free Will

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

They Were Awake

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

view Table Content

FEATURED ON HARPERS.ORG

Post
 
Where Israel and Palestine can go from here, Washington D.C.’s enduring legacy of racial strife, Edward O. Wilson on free will, and more
Criticism
"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
Article
Israel and Palestine·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

“If Israel believes it needs to make a wall eight meters high between us and them, let them have it eighty meters high. Under one condition: It has to be on the international border.”
Photograph (detail) © Ali Jadallah / APA Images / ZUMA Wire
Article
On Free Will·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

“Philosophers have labored for more than two thousand years to explain consciousness. Innocent of biology, however, they have for the most part gotten nowhere.”
Collage (detail) by Frederick Sommer
Post
Astra Taylor on The People’s Platform·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Taking back power and culture in the digital age
“There’s a pervasive and ill-advised faith that technology will promote competition if left to its own devices.”
Photograph © Deborah Degraffenried

Chances that an applicant to a U.S. police force in 1992 was found to be “overly aggressive” on psychological tests:

1 in 2

Engineers funded by the United States military were working on electrical brain implants that will enable the creation of remote-controlled sharks.

Malaysian police were seeking fifteen people who appeared in an online video of the Malaysia-International Nude Sports Games 2014 Extravaganza, and Spanish police fined six Swiss tourists conducting an orgy in the back of a moving van for not wearing their seatbelts.

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