= Subscribers only. Sign in here. Subscribe here.

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

1996 / September | View All Issues |

September 1996

Photography

Front cover PDF

Untitled·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.


Letters

4, 9 PDF

Letters·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Notebook

10-12 PDF

Back to school·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Harper’s Index

15 PDF

Harper’s index·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Readings

17-35 PDF

[Article]

Which democracy should we export?·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[Article]

Burned by Newt?·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[illustration]

Dwight D. Eisenhower·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[illustration]

John Tyler·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[Collection]

Neo-Futurists’ hall of presidents·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[illustration]

Chester A. Arthur·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[Article]

Ken Saro-Wiwa’s last laugh·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[illustration]

Far above, the faint drone of airplanes headed elsewhere·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[Article]

2 sick 2 be 4gotten·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[Article]

Dodging with the Democrats·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[Article]

Taking English for a spin·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[Article]

A word from our sponsors·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[Photography]

California taco·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[Fiction]

Silicon Valley of the dolls·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[Article]

Technology and me·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[Poetry]

The good son·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[illustration]

The return·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[illustration]

The hunt·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[Collection]

[untitled]·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[Article]

In the grip of obsession·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[Photography]

The swings on Irish Day·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[Photography]

Christina, Misty Dawn, and Alisa; Northern California, 1994·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[Photography]

Christina, Misty Dawn, and Alisa; Northern California, 1989·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[Collection]

[untitled]·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

Front cover, 37-46 PDF

True west·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Relocating the horizon of the American frontier

Fiction

47-54 PDF

The shape of water·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Reviews

64-66, 68-71 PDF

Dragon fiction·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

The (very lucrative) advent of the Christian thriller

Article

73-75 PDF

Rat patrol·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

A saga

Double acrostic

79 PDF

No. 165·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Puzzle

80 PDF

Red-letter day·

= 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

December 2016

Prose by Any Other Name

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

The New Red Scare

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Separated at Birth

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

The Priest in the Trees

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

The Lightness

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

With Child

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

view Table Content

FEATURED ON HARPERS.ORG

Article
With Child·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

"She glanced across the waiting room at a television playing a birth-control ad and laughed darkly. 'Jesus, Lord, it would be so nice if someone just pushed me down a flight of stairs.'"
Photograph (detail) by Lara Shipley
Article
Swat Team·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

"As we shall see, for the sort of people who write and edit the opinion pages of the Post, there was something deeply threatening about Sanders and his political views."
Illustration (detail) by John Ritter
Article
Escape from The Caliphate·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

"When Matti invited me on a tour of the neighborhood, I asked about security. 'The message has already been passed to ISIS that you’re here,' he said. 'But don’t worry. I guarantee I could bring even you in and out of the Islamic State.'"
Photograph (detail) by Alice Martins
Article
In This One·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

"She glanced across the waiting room at a television playing a birth-control ad and laughed darkly. 'Jesus, Lord, it would be so nice if someone just pushed me down a flight of stairs.'"
Illustration (detail) by Shonagh Rae
Article
“Don’t Touch My Medicare!”·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

"Medicare’s popularity, however, comes with almost no understanding of what the program is and how it works."
Illustration (detail) by Nate Kitch

Estimated number of people who watched a live Webcast of a hair transplant last fall:

8,000

A rancher in Texas was developing a system that will permit hunters to kill animals by remote control via a website.

A man in Japan was arrested for stealing a prospective employer’s wallet during a job interview, and a court in Germany ruled that it is safe for a woman with breast implants to be a police officer.

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