= Subscribers only. Sign in here. Subscribe here.

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

1983 / January | View All Issues |

January 1983

illustration

Front cover PDF

Untitled·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.


Letters

2, 4-5 PDF

Letters·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

The easy chair

6, 10-12, 14-15 PDF

Who’s the fairest of them all? When Reagan looks in the mirror·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

The easy chair

11 PDF

The easy chair·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

16-19 PDF

Numbers·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Inflation in hindsight

The fourth estate

19-21, 24 PDF

The fourth estate·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Harper’s journal

25 PDF

One that works·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Harper’s journal

25-28 PDF

Harper’s journal·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Harper’s journal

26 PDF

Strictly from hunger·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Harper’s journal

27-28 PDF

Comeuppance·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Harper’s journal

28 PDF

Dunce of the month·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Designs for living

29 PDF

Designs for living·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Designs for living

29 PDF

All the world’s a stage·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

38, 42-44 PDF

Sex and the Democrats·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Liberalism’s new frontier

Poetry

44 PDF

Whatever is here is native·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Poetry

44 PDF

Iris·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Poetry

53 PDF

On a seaside mountain·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Oki Islands, Japan Sea

Palpitations

54-56 PDF

Palpitations·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Palpitations

54-56 PDF

The sensitive Plante·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Telling without kissing

Article

67 PDF

Negligible literary anecdote no. 9·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Reviews

68-70 PDF

Dance·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Dancing in the middle of the road

Theater

71-73 PDF

Theater·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Fiction

74-75 PDF

Fiction·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Fiction

74-75 PDF

Fiction·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Brief reviews

75 PDF

Brief reviews·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Brief reviews

75-76 PDF

Brief reviews·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Brief reviews

75-76 PDF

Brief reviews·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Brief reviews

76 PDF

Brief reviews·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Double acrostic

79 PDF

No. 1·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Puzzle

80 PDF

Presidential succession·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Get access to 165 years of
Harper’s for only $45.99

United States Canada

THE CURRENT ISSUE

September 2016

Tearing Up the Map

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Land of Sod

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Only an Apocalypse Can Save Us Now

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

The Watchmen

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Acceptable Losses

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Home

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

view Table Content

FEATURED ON HARPERS.ORG

Post
 
Andrew Cockburn on the Saudi slaughter in Yemen, Alan Jacobs on the disappearance of Christian intellectuals, a forum on a post-Obama foreign policy, a story by Alice McDermott, and more
Artwork by Ingo Günther
Article
Land of Sod·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Just a few short years ago, Yemen was judged to be among the poorest countries in the world, ranking 154th out of the 187 nations on the U.N.’s Human Development Index. One in every five Yemenis went hungry. Almost one in three was unemployed. Every year, 40,000 children died before their fifth birthday, and experts predicted the country would soon run out of water.

Photograph by Mike Slack
Article
The Watchmen·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Just a few short years ago, Yemen was judged to be among the poorest countries in the world, ranking 154th out of the 187 nations on the U.N.’s Human Development Index. One in every five Yemenis went hungry. Almost one in three was unemployed. Every year, 40,000 children died before their fifth birthday, and experts predicted the country would soon run out of water.

Illustration by John Ritter
Article
Acceptable Losses·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Just a few short years ago, Yemen was judged to be among the poorest countries in the world, ranking 154th out of the 187 nations on the U.N.’s Human Development Index. One in every five Yemenis went hungry. Almost one in three was unemployed. Every year, 40,000 children died before their fifth birthday, and experts predicted the country would soon run out of water.

Photograph by Alex Potter
Article
The Origins of Speech·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

"To Chomsky...every child’s language organ could use the 'deep structure,' 'universal grammar,' and 'language acquisition device' he was born with to express what he had to say, no matter whether it came out of his mouth in English or Urdu or Nagamese."
Illustration (detail) by Darrel Rees. Source photograph © Miroslav Dakov/Alamy Live News

Chances that college students select as “most desirable‚” the same face chosen by the chickens:

49 in 50

Most of the United States’ 36,000 yearly bunk-bed injuries involve male victims.

In Italy, a legislator called for parents who feed their children vegan diets to be sentenced to up to six years in prison, and in Sweden, a woman attempted to vindicate her theft of six pairs of underwear by claiming she had severe diarrhea.

Subscribe to the Weekly Review newsletter. Don’t worry, we won’t sell your email address!

HARPER’S FINEST

Mississippi Drift

By

Matt was happy enough to sustain himself on the detritus of a world he saw as careening toward self-destruction, and equally happy to scam a government he despised. 'I’m glad everyone’s so wasteful,' he told me. 'It supports my lifestyle.'

Subscribe Today