= Subscribers only. Sign in here. Subscribe here.

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

1993 / January | View All Issues |

January 1993

illustration

Front cover PDF

Untitled·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.


Letters

4-10, 12 PDF

Letters·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Notebook

14-17 PDF

Versailles on the Potomac·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Harper’s Index

19 PDF

Harper’s index·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Readings

20-38 PDF

[Article]

An age of Yugoslavias·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[illustration]

Checkmate·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[Article]

Breaking up isn’t so hard to do·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[Cartoon]

Readings·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[Article]

Why the happy are nuts·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[Article]

Dialing for enlightenment·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[illustration]

Calabasas·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[Article]

The first hundred days·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[Article]

Building a Christian G.O.P.·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[Article]

In your heart you know he’s right·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[Article]

A gourmet guide to the D.C. food chain·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[Article]

The thrill of defeat·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[Photography]

Salade de la rue·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[Article]

Ethnic identity and the Ickey shuffle·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[Article]

. . . And a cartridge in a pear tree·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[Article]

Bar wars·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[Article]

Bats·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[Photography]

Readings·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[Article]

Beyond legibility·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[Article]

Judging a book by its cover·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[Fiction]

Some other time·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[Poetry]

Contributor’s notes·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

Front cover, 39-46, 51-58 PDF

The end of the twentieth century·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Historical reflections on a misunderstood epoch

Collection

59-68 PDF

Iraqgate: the making of an investigation·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

63-66 PDF

Iraqgate·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

A chronology

Article

69-77 PDF

Out of one’s tree·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

My bout with temporary insanity

Fiction

78-85 PDF

The prophet from Jupiter·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

86-91 PDF

Close listening·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

The metaphysics of reading an audio book

Double acrostic

95 PDF

No. 121·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Puzzle

96 PDF

By the numbers·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Get access to 164 years of
Harper’s for only $45.99

United States Canada

THE CURRENT ISSUE

May 2015

Black Hat, White Hat

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Beyond the Broken Window

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

In Search of a Stolen Fiddle

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Displaced in the D.R.

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

The Quietest Place in the Universe

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

view Table Content

FEATURED ON HARPERS.ORG

Article
Displaced in the D.R.·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

“How is it possible that my birth certificate is invalid if I was born here?”
Photograph by Pierre Michel Jean
Article
The Quietest Place in the Universe·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

“Gaitskell and his colleagues are approaching the revelation of a new order, a new universe, in which even light will be known differently, and darkness as well.”
Painting by Sebastiaan Bremer
Article
The Test of Time·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

“One by one his books dismantle the idea that art consoles, that art contains truths, that art expresses the soul. He insists on the artificiality and createdness of his narratives.”
Article
Saving the Whale, Again·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

“While the other Wall Street behemoths are currently tapering their derivatives trading, Citi has been expanding its own.”
Illustration by Ross MacDonald
[Browsings]
On Broadway·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Photograph by the author

Chance that an American would give up at least one week of life to avoid taking a pill every day:

1 in 3

Iowa urologists reported that only a minor portion of locker-room teasing arises from “the presence of excess foreskin”; most teasing targets small penises.

A pair of Russian film directors asked President Vladimir Putin to invest $18 million in a new restaurant chain intended to drive McDonald’s out of the Russian market. “Every project these days,” a Russian television personality said of the proposal, “must be smothered in patriotic sauce.”

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