= Subscribers only. Sign in here. Subscribe here.

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

1998 / July | View All Issues |

July 1998

Photography

Front cover PDF

Untitled·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.


Letters

4-5, 7, 85-86 PDF

Letters·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Notebook

9-11 PDF

Anywhere but here·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Harper’s Index

13 PDF

Harper’s index·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Readings

15-33 PDF

[Article]

America’s long affair with Pol Pot·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[Article]

The Bosnian war criminals’ lazy days·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[Photography]

Boy scouts and Fremont’s Pyramid, Pyramid Lake Indian Reservation, Nevada·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[Article]

Kudzu, kudzu, kill! Kill! Kill!·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[Poetry]

The lobby shop of the Whopper·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[Article]

Janet Reno’s psychic friend·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[illustration]

Whack-a-pol·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[Article]

Education by the numbers·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[Article]

Bringing the scumbags to light·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[Photography]

Fireworks·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[Article]

Laughing with Kafka·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[Cartoon]

Readings·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[Photography]

Readings·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[Article]

Chronic publicity syndrome·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[Photography]

Family portrait, Ramat Gan, Gulf War, 1991·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[Article]

Obi-Wan rethinks his past·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[Article]

The coldest profession·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[Fiction]

Loser·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[Photography]

The inmates are running the asylum·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[Photography]

Readings·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

Front cover, 35-54 PDF

The secret sharer·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Sex, race, and denial in an American small town

Poetry

56-57 PDF

Waiting for the teacher·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

On Israel’s fiftieth anniversary

Article

59-64, 66 PDF

Where the good begins·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Notes on the art of modern travel

Article

67-72, 74 PDF

Sisyphus in the basement·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Reflections of a lapsed socialist

Fiction

75-76, 78-82 PDF

The woods at the back of our houses·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Double acrostic

87 PDF

No. 186·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Puzzle

88 PDF

Abecedarian jigsaw–V·

= 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 2016

Isn’t It Romantic?

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

The Trusted Traveler

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

The Trouble with Iowa

The Queen and I

Disunified Front

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

We Don’t Have Rights, But We Are Alive

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

view Table Content

FEATURED ON HARPERS.ORG

Article
Isn’t It Romantic?·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

“He had paid for much of her schooling, something he cannot help but mention, since the aftermath of any failed relationship brings an ungenerous and impossible impulse to claw back one’s misspent resources.”
Illustration by Shonagh Rae
Article
The Trouble with Iowa·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

“It seems to defy reason that this anachronistic farm state — a demographic outlier, with no major cities and just 3 million people, nine out of ten of them white — should play such an outsized role in American politics.”
Photograph (detail) © Justin Sullivan/Getty Images
Article
Rule, Britannica·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

“This is the strange magic of an arrangement of all the world’s knowledge in alphabetical order: any search for anything passes through things that have nothing in common with it but an initial letter.”
Artwork by Brian Dettmer. Courtesy the artist and P.P.O.W., New York City.
Article
The Queen and I·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

“Buckingham Palace is a theater in need of renovation. There is something pathetic about a fiercely vacuumed throne room. The plants are tired. Plastic is nailed to walls and mirrors. The ballroom is set for a ghostly banquet. Everyone is whispering, for we are in a mad kind of church. A child weeps.”
Photograph (detail) © Martin Parr/Magnum Photos
Article
We Don’t Have Rights, But We Are Alive·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

“If I really wanted to learn about the Islamic State, Hassan told me, I ought to speak to his friend Samir, a young gay soldier in the Syrian Army who’d been fighting jihadis intermittently for the past four years.”
Photograph (detail) by Anwar Amro/AFP/Getty

Amount by which the number of government jobs in the U.S. exceeds the number of manufacturing jobs:

5,129,000

The sound of mice being clicked may induce seizures in house cats.

In Turlock, California, nearly 3,500 samples of bull semen were stolen from the back of a truck.

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

HARPER’S FINEST

Two Christmas Mornings of the Great War

By

Civilization masks us with a screen, from ourselves and from one another, with thin depth of unreality. We habitually live — do we not? — in a world self-created, half established, of false values arbitrarily upheld, largely inspired by misconception, misapprehension, wrong perspective, and defective proportion, misapplication.

Subscribe Today