= Subscribers only. Sign in here. Subscribe here.

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

1990 / April | View All Issues |

April 1990

illustration

Front cover PDF

Cave spring·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.


Letters

4-8, 10 PDF

Letters·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Notebook

12-14 PDF

Lead into gold·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Harper’s Index

17 PDF

Harper’s index·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Readings

19-36 PDF

[Article]

Which capitalism for Eastern Europe?·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[Article]

Just cause we say so·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[Photography]

Readings·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[Cartoon]

Readings·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[Article]

Sununu revealed·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[Article]

And next month . . . the alphabet!·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[Article]

Getting good phone·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[Article]

Tobacco’s last gasp·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[Article]

The war on (some) drugs·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[Article]

A man for all seasons·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[Article]

Not just bull·

= 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.

[Photography]

Readings·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[Article]

In praise of idleness·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[Cartoon]

Readings·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[Article]

Dog days on Capitol Hill·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[Cartoon]

Readings·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[Article]

My abortion·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[Article]

The day the fire came·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[Photography]

Readings·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

37-39, 42-48 PDF

Only man’s presence can save nature·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

50-51 PDF

Politics taken into a count·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

The census form

Article

52-56 PDF

Concrete and irony·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

What the Germans found when the Wall came down

Fiction

58-67 PDF

Kerenyaga·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Double acrostic

79 PDF

No. 88·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Puzzle

80 PDF

Marginal observation·

= 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

August 2015

In the Shadow of the Storm

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Measure for Measure

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

The Trouble with Israel

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

A Camera on Every Cop

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

view Table Content

FEATURED ON HARPERS.ORG

Post
“The campaign music stopped. Hundreds of people, their faces now warped by the dread of a third bomb, began running for cover.”
Photograph © Guy Martin/Panos.
Article
Part Neither, Part Both·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

“Eight months pregnant I told an old woman sitting beside me on the bus that the egg that hatched my baby came from my wife’s ovaries. I didn’t know how the old woman would take it; one can never know. She was delighted: That’s like a fairy tale!”
Mother with Children, by Gustav Klimt © akg-images
Article
What Recovery?·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

“Between 2007 and 2010, Albany’s poverty rate jumped 12 points, to a record high of 39.9 percent. More than two thirds of Albany’s 76,000 residents are black, and since 2010, their poverty rate has climbed even higher, to nearly 42 percent.”
Photograph by Will Steacy
Article
Rag Time·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

From a May 23 commencement address delivered at Hofstra University. Doctorow died on Tuesday. He was 84.
“We are a deeply divided nation in danger of undergoing a profound change for the worse.”
Photograph by Giuseppe Giglia
Article
The Trouble with Israel·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

“We think we are the only people in the world who live with threat, but we have to work with regional leaders who will work with us. Bibi is taking the country into unprecedented international isolation.”
Photograph by Adam Golfer

Chance that a U.S. criminologist thinks abolishing the death penalty would increase the murder rate:

1 in 10

Villagers in Bangladesh found a missing woman halfway down a python’s throat.

The FAA announced it would investigate an 18-year-old Connecticut man who posted a YouTube video showing a homemade drone firing a handgun.

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