= Subscribers only. Sign in here. Subscribe here.

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

1996 / January | View All Issues |

January 1996

illustration

Front cover PDF

Untitled·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.


Article

Front cover, 61-67 PDF

Say it ain’t so, Huck·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Second thoughts on Mark Twain

Letters

4-6 PDF

Letters·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Notebook

7-9 PDF

Time lines·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Harper’s Index

11 PDF

Harper’s index·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Readings

13-32 PDF

[Article]

The middle-class backlash·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[Article]

Class snuggle·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[Photography]

Paradise·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[Article]

Backlash·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

The view from Wall Street

[Article]

The service economy find its roots·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[Article]

Tracking the NAFTA effect·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[Article]

Great slackers in history·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[illustration]

United shapes of America II·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[Article]

Covering for China·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[Article]

Re-election is in the details·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[illustration]

The progress of America·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[Article]

The G.O.P. hones its message·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[Article]

The right’s new abortion fight·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[Article]

Missing persons·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[illustration]

Triplets in the night·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[illustration]

Gate·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[Article]

Watch out for Ruth·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[Article]

Blazing saddles·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[Article]

Operadical, dude!·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[Article]

What the kids are listening to these days·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[Cartoon]

Readings·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[Fiction]

You studio people·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[Photography]

Midnight sun on tabular iceberg, Weddell Sea, Antarctica·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[Article]

The sigh·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[Photography]

American democracy, looking up·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Notice

70 PDF

Harper’s Magazine 30-second fax survey·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Double acrostic

87 PDF

No. 157·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Puzzle

88 PDF

Heads or tails–II·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Get access to 164 years of
Harper’s for only $39.99

United States Canada

THE CURRENT ISSUE

March 2015

A Sage in Harlem

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

The Man Stopped

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

The Spy Who Fired Me

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Giving Up the Ghost

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Invisible and Insidious

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

view Table Content

FEATURED ON HARPERS.ORG

[Browsings]
William Powell published The Anarchist Cookbook in 1971. He spent the next four decades fighting to take it out of print.
“The book has hovered like an awkward question on the rim of my consciousness for years.”
© JP Laffont/Sygma/Corbis
Article
The Fourth Branch·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

“Both the United States and the Soviet Union saw student politics as a proxy battleground for their rivalry.”
Photograph © Gerald R. Brimacombe/The LIFE Images Collection/Getty Images
Article
Giving Up the Ghost·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

“Stories about past lives help explain this life — they promise a root structure beneath the inexplicable soil of what we see and live and know, what we offer one another.”
Illustration by Steven Dana
Article
The Spy Who Fired Me·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

“In industry after industry, this data collection is part of an expensive, high-tech effort to squeeze every last drop of productivity from corporate workforces.”
Illustration by John Ritter
Article
Invisible and Insidious·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

“Wherever we are, radiation finds and damages us, at best imperceptibly.”
Photograph © 2011 Massimo Mastrorillo and Donald Weber/VII

Number of U.S. congressional districts in which trade with China has produced more jobs than it has cost:

1

Young bilingual children who learned one language first are likelier than monolingual children and bilingual children who learned languages simultaneously to say that a dog adopted by owls will hoot.

An Oklahoma legislative committee voted to defund Advanced Placement U.S. History courses, accusing the curriculum of portraying the United States as “a nation of oppressors and exploiters.”

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

HARPER’S FINEST

Driving Mr. Albert

By

He could be one of a million beach-bound, black-socked Florida retirees, not the man who, by some odd happenstance of life, possesses the brain of Albert Einstein — literally cut it out of the dead scientist's head.

Subscribe Today