= Subscribers only. Sign in here. Subscribe here.

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

1987 / November | View All Issues |

November 1987

illustration

Front cover PDF

Various cakes, 1981·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.


Letters

4-5, 7-8 PDF

Letters·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Notebook

12-13 PDF

Potomac fever·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Harper’s Index

17 PDF

Harper’s index·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Readings

19-42 PDF

[Article]

Gorbachev·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

The great counter-reformer

[Article]

Praise Madison and pass the ammunition·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[Cartoon]

Readings·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[Article]

One question·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[Article]

Cutting it in kindergarten·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[charts]

Charting the U.S. economy·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[Article]

Regan and the rug merchants·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[Drama]

Revising Lenin’s legacy·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[Article]

“Who’s had who”·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[Article]

Arab walls, reflecting change·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[Cartoon]

Readings·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[Photography]

Readings·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[Photography]

Readings·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[Collection]

[untitled]·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[Article]

Beijing’s popcorn entrepreneur·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[Poetry]

Prophecy·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[Article]

Short stories·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Weapons of pessimists

[Fiction]

Toussaint·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

43 PDF

Untitled·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Collection

43-50 PDF

You can have it all! Seven campaigns for deadly sin·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

illustration

44 PDF

Gluttony·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

illustration

45 PDF

Avarice·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

illustration

46 PDF

Envy·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

illustration

47 PDF

Wrath·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

illustration

48 PDF

Sloth·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

illustration

49 PDF

Pride·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

illustration

50 PDF

Lust·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

Front cover, 51-57 PDF

Cupcake land. Requiem for the Midwest in the key of vanilla·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Fiction

61-68 PDF

Absence of mercy·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

71-76 PDF

Where money has little currency. Travels in East Germany·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Double acrostic

77 PDF

No. 59·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Puzzle

80 PDF

Jigsaw·

= 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

July 2015

Dressed to Kill

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Wrong Prescription?

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Travel Day

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Fugue State

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

One Day Less

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

view Table Content

FEATURED ON HARPERS.ORG

Article
The Speakeasy·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

“In order to understand how Marty’s could survive as an institution, I returned a year after my first visit to spend a week at what was sure to be the world’s bleakest comedy club.”
Photograph by Mike Slack
Post
The Lost Land·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

“I had first encountered some of these volumes—A Swiftly Tilting Planet, The Giver—as a child, and during adolescence, they registered as postcards from a homeland recently abandoned.”
Photograph by the author
Article
Wrong Prescription?·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

“Whatever the slogans suggested, the A.C.A. was never meant to include everyone.”
Illustration by Taylor Callery
Post
Introducing the July Issue·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Trudy Lieberman reports on the failed promise of the Affordable Care Act, Sarah A. Topol explores Ukraine’s struggle for a national identity, Dave Madden spends a week in Hollywood’s toughest comedy club, and more

Photograph by Stanley Greene/NOOR Images

Number of insect fragments allowed by the FDA in a standard jar of peanut butter:

153

It emerged that, in trying to count her rings, marine geologists had accidentally killed a 507-year-old clam named Ming.

A resident of Chalk Level Township in Missouri discovered the bodies of three dogs packed inside dog-food bags.

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

HARPER’S FINEST

Subways Are for Sleeping

By

“Shelby is waiting for something. He himself does not know what it is. When it comes he will either go back into the world from which he came, or sink out of sight in the morass of alcoholism or despair that has engulfed other vagrants.”

Subscribe Today