= Subscribers only. Sign in here. Subscribe here.

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

1989 / January | View All Issues |

January 1989

illustration

Front cover PDF

Untitled·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.


Letters

4-7 PDF

Letters·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Notebook

8-9 PDF

Nouns and pronouns·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Harper’s Index

11 PDF

Harper’s index·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Readings

14-42 PDF

[Article]

Uncle Sam, Stay Home

[Cartoon]

Time waits for Pee Wee Herman·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[illustration]

Readings·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[Article]

Where the people are nice and the trains run on time·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[Article]

Uranium, in moderation·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[Article]

Are you cut out for the CIA?·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[Photography]

Bravo 20 bombing range near Fallon, Nevada, 1986·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[illustration]

Maggie gets even·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[Article]

Advice for refuseniks·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[Article]

Gorby the antichrist·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[Article]

In the spirit of Spiro·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[Article]

Experienced, qualified–and stupid·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[Photography]

Thorns·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[Article]

Pop culture, auto-canonized·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[Article]

What it be·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[Article]

Ultimate nudity·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[Article]

A writer’s blocks·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[Article]

Lime-congealed salad·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[illustration]

Monogrammed landscapes·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[Poetry]

Words for my daughter·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

Front cover, 49-52, 54-62, 64 PDF

A fury of symbols·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

How the sixties erupted in one man’s life

Fiction

65-71 PDF

Peace of mind·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

72-75 PDF

When you kick a liberal·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

A post-election parable

Double acrostic

76 PDF

No. 73·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Puzzle

79 PDF

One in three·

= 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

February 2017

Blood and Soil

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

A Grim Fairy Tale

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Trump: A Resister’s Guide

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Little Things

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

The Patient War

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Remainers

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

view Table Content

FEATURED ON HARPERS.ORG

Post
Discussed in this essay: Age of Anger: A History of the Present, by Pankaj Mishra. Farrar, Straus and Giroux. 416 pages. $27. I am writing from Germany, the world’s last major stronghold of liberal democracy. The United Kingdom fell to Brexit in June; the United States fell, with the election of Donald Trump, in November. We can dispute whatever “the West” was for as much time as humanity has left, but that it collapsed on Tuesday, November 8, 2016, seems to me beyond question. Perhaps Angela Merkel, the German chancellor, is the heart still beating faintly within its brain-dead body, but …
Photograph (detail) by Philip Montgomery
Post
Illustration (detail) by Steve Brodner
Article
The Patient War·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Discussed in this essay: Age of Anger: A History of the Present, by Pankaj Mishra. Farrar, Straus and Giroux. 416 pages. $27. I am writing from Germany, the world’s last major stronghold of liberal democracy. The United Kingdom fell to Brexit in June; the United States fell, with the election of Donald Trump, in November. We can dispute whatever “the West” was for as much time as humanity has left, but that it collapsed on Tuesday, November 8, 2016, seems to me beyond question. Perhaps Angela Merkel, the German chancellor, is the heart still beating faintly within its brain-dead body, but …
Photograph (detail) © Andrew Quilty/Oculi/Redux
Article
Little Things·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Discussed in this essay: Age of Anger: A History of the Present, by Pankaj Mishra. Farrar, Straus and Giroux. 416 pages. $27. I am writing from Germany, the world’s last major stronghold of liberal democracy. The United Kingdom fell to Brexit in June; the United States fell, with the election of Donald Trump, in November. We can dispute whatever “the West” was for as much time as humanity has left, but that it collapsed on Tuesday, November 8, 2016, seems to me beyond question. Perhaps Angela Merkel, the German chancellor, is the heart still beating faintly within its brain-dead body, but …
Photograph (detail) of miniatures by Lori DeBacker by Thomas Allen
Article
Blood and Soil·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Discussed in this essay: Age of Anger: A History of the Present, by Pankaj Mishra. Farrar, Straus and Giroux. 416 pages. $27. I am writing from Germany, the world’s last major stronghold of liberal democracy. The United Kingdom fell to Brexit in June; the United States fell, with the election of Donald Trump, in November. We can dispute whatever “the West” was for as much time as humanity has left, but that it collapsed on Tuesday, November 8, 2016, seems to me beyond question. Perhaps Angela Merkel, the German chancellor, is the heart still beating faintly within its brain-dead body, but …
Illustration (detail) by Nate Kitch

Minutes after a tornado hit Shiloh, Illinois, in April that the town’s warning siren sounded:

30

A bowl of 4,000-year-old noodles was found in northwestern China; and a spokesman for the Chinese Academy of Sciences said that “this is the earliest empirical evidence of noodles ever found.”

Rodrigo Duterte, the president of the Philippines, announced that he has ordered the country’s navy and coast guard to bomb the ships of kidnappers even if civilian hostages are on board.

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

HARPER’S FINEST

Who Goes Nazi?

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

By

"It is an interesting and somewhat macabre parlor game to play at a large gathering of one’s acquaintances: to speculate who in a showdown would go Nazi. By now, I think I know. I have gone through the experience many times—in Germany, in Austria, and in France. I have come to know the types: the born Nazis, the Nazis whom democracy itself has created, the certain-to-be fellow-travelers. And I also know those who never, under any conceivable circumstances, would become Nazis."

Subscribe Today