= Subscribers only. Sign in here. Subscribe here.

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

1988 / September | View All Issues |

September 1988

Photography

Front cover PDF

Untitled·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.


Letters

4-7 PDF

Letters·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Notebook

8, 10-11 PDF

Leviathan in trouble·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Harper’s Index

15 PDF

Harper’s index·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Readings

17-42 PDF

[Article]

Are the homeless crazy?·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[Cartoon]

The last Meese cartoon·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[Article]

Leave your fur at the door·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[Article]

Against health fascism·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[Article]

An evening in jail·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[Article]

Labor pains·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[illustration]

Spotting spooks·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[Article]

Insider nukespeak·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[Map]

The geography of one-party rule·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[Article]

Be all that you can be·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[Article]

Seoul with gas·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[Photography]

Readings·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[Article]

Punk Nicaragua·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[Article]

The ugly tourist·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[Poetry]

Dialectical materialism·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[Photography]

The magician Baron Lavelle in his home theater (1962)·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[Fiction]

Theology·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[Article]

Through a glass, cleanly·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[Article]

Against PCs·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[Fiction]

Inheritance·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

45-52 PDF

Plotting the perfect murder·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Collection

45-52 PDF

Plotting the perfect murder·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

48 PDF

Buchanan arrested·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

51 PDF

Facts against Buchanan·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

52 PDF

Dr. Buchanan killed·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

Front cover, 55-59 PDF

Is there a Europe? After empire, Yalta, and malaise·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Fiction

61-63 PDF

The runner·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

67-73 PDF

Dive, he said·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Beneath the sea in a nuclear sub

Article

74-76 PDF

Summer storms·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Wind, thunder, rain

Double acrostic

77 PDF

No. 69·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Puzzle

80 PDF

Spiral nebulas·

= 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 2016

American Idle

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

My Holy Land Vacation

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

The City That Bleeds

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

El Bloqueo

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Vladivostok Station

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

The Ideology of Isolation

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

view Table Content

FEATURED ON HARPERS.ORG

Article
The City That Bleeds·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

"Here in this courtroom, in this city, in this nation, race and the future seem so intertwined as to be the same thing."
Photograph (detail) © Wil Sands/Fractures Collective
Post
Inside the July Issue·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Tom Bissell on touring Israel with Christian Zionists, Joy Gordon on the Cuban embargo, Lawrence Jackson on Freddie Gray and the makings of an American uprising, a story by Paul Yoon, and more

i. stand with israel
I listen to a lot of conservative talk radio. Confident masculine voices telling me the enemy is everywhere and victory is near — I often find it affirming: there’s a reason I don’t think that way. Last spring, many right-wing commentators made much of a Bloomberg poll that asked Americans, “Are you more sympathetic to Netanyahu or Obama?” Republicans picked the Israeli prime minister over their own president, 67 to 16 percent. There was a lot of affected shock that things had come to this. Rush Limbaugh said of Netanyahu that he wished “we had this kind of forceful moral, ethical clarity leading our own country”; Mark Levin described him as “the leader of the free world.” For a few days there I yelled quite a bit in my car.

The one conservative radio show I do find myself enjoying is hosted by Dennis Prager. At the Thanksgiving dinner of American radio personalities (Limbaugh is your jittery brother-in-law, Michael Savage is your racist uncle, Hugh Hewitt is Hugh Hewitt) Dennis Prager is the turkey-carving patriarch trying to keep the conversation moderately high-minded. While Prager obviously doesn’t like liberals — “The gaps between the left and right on almost every issue that matters are in fact unbridgeable,” he has said — he often invites them onto his show for debate, which is rare among right-wing hosts. Yet his gently exasperated take on the Obama–Netanyahu matchup was among the least charitable: “Those who do not confront evil resent those who do.”

Artwork: Camels, Jerusalem (detail) copyright Martin Parr/Magnum Photos
Post
Europe’s Hamilton Moment·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

"We all know in France that as soon as a politician starts saying that some problem will be solved at the European level, that means no one is going to do anything."
Photograph (detail) by Stefan Boness
[Report]
How to Make Your Own AR-15·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Even if federal gun-control advocates got everything they wanted, they couldn’t prevent America’s most popular rifle from being made, sold, and used. Understanding why this is true requires an examination of how the firearm is made.
Illustration by Jeremy Traum
Article
My Holy Land Vacation·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

"I wanted to more fully understand why conservative politics had become synonymous with no-questions-asked support of Israel."
Illustration (detail) by Matthew Richardson

Average number of Americans who are injured by chain saws each year:

36,000

A farmer in Kenya bit a python who tried to eat him.

A former prison in Philadelphia that has served as a horror-movie set was being prepared as a detention center for protesters arrested at the upcoming Democratic National Convention, and presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump fired his campaign manager.

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