= Subscribers only. Sign in here. Subscribe here.

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

2001 / December | View All Issues |

December 2001

illustration

Front cover PDF

Fix·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.


Letters

4-7, 86 PDF

Letters·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Notebook

8-11 PDF

Res publica·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Harper’s Index

13 PDF

Harper’s index·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Readings

15-31 PDF

[Article]

Where there is no common power·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[Article]

You better watch out·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[illustration]

Edge city·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[Article]

McStakes were made·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[Article]

And now a word from our sponsor·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[Article]

Planning Croatia’s final solution·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[Photography]

Readings·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[Poetry]

What the general said·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[illustration]

Untitled (Runway)·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[Article]

I see red people·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[Article]

Hey yew·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[Fiction]

Prayer against the experts and their ways·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[illustration]

Bucket·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[illustration]

Pear·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[Collection]

[untitled]·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[illustration]

Tightrope·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[Article]

Video killed the radio star·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[Article]

Ex libris·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[Article]

Ecce homo·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[Fiction]

The founding of Rome·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[Photography]

Cook County A·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[Photography]

Footprint·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[Photography]

Cheesesteak·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[Collection]

Watershed investigations·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[Photography]

Sweet tea·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

52-53 PDF

American Lucifer·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

The tormenting face of Osama bin Laden

Article

55-58, 60-62 PDF

Temple Stream·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Of sumac, sewage, tires, and time

Fiction

63-68 PDF

Love and hydrogen·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

New books

73-74 PDF

New books·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Reviews

74-78 PDF

Remembering Iris·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

A new biography gets it half right

Reviews

79-83 PDF

Anatomy lessons·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Evan S. Connell and the documentary school

Puzzle

87 PDF

Send a letter·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

88 PDF

Losing ground·

= 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 2017

Blood and Soil

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

A Grim Fairy Tale

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Trump: A Resister’s Guide

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Little Things

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

The Patient War

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Remainers

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

view Table Content

FEATURED ON HARPERS.ORG

Post
Illustration (detail) by Steve Brodner
Article
The Patient War·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

(1) To need his glasses and be struck by an awareness that they are not at hand, an ordinary enough circumstance for Frederick Douglass, except sometimes it’s accompanied by a flash of extraordinary dread. If not quite panic, certainly an unease disproportionate to a simple recurring situation. Dread that may be immediately extinguished if he locates his horn-rimmed, owlish-eyed spectacles exactly where he anticipated they should be. He sees them and almost sighs. Nearly feels their slightly uncomfortable weight palpable on his nose. Finding the glasses enough to reassure him that he remains here among the living in this material …
Photograph (detail) © Andrew Quilty/Oculi/Redux
Article
Little Things·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

(1) To need his glasses and be struck by an awareness that they are not at hand, an ordinary enough circumstance for Frederick Douglass, except sometimes it’s accompanied by a flash of extraordinary dread. If not quite panic, certainly an unease disproportionate to a simple recurring situation. Dread that may be immediately extinguished if he locates his horn-rimmed, owlish-eyed spectacles exactly where he anticipated they should be. He sees them and almost sighs. Nearly feels their slightly uncomfortable weight palpable on his nose. Finding the glasses enough to reassure him that he remains here among the living in this material …
Photograph (detail) of miniatures by Lori DeBacker by Thomas Allen
Article
Blood and Soil·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

(1) To need his glasses and be struck by an awareness that they are not at hand, an ordinary enough circumstance for Frederick Douglass, except sometimes it’s accompanied by a flash of extraordinary dread. If not quite panic, certainly an unease disproportionate to a simple recurring situation. Dread that may be immediately extinguished if he locates his horn-rimmed, owlish-eyed spectacles exactly where he anticipated they should be. He sees them and almost sighs. Nearly feels their slightly uncomfortable weight palpable on his nose. Finding the glasses enough to reassure him that he remains here among the living in this material …
Illustration (detail) by Nate Kitch
Article
JB & FD·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

(1) To need his glasses and be struck by an awareness that they are not at hand, an ordinary enough circumstance for Frederick Douglass, except sometimes it’s accompanied by a flash of extraordinary dread. If not quite panic, certainly an unease disproportionate to a simple recurring situation. Dread that may be immediately extinguished if he locates his horn-rimmed, owlish-eyed spectacles exactly where he anticipated they should be. He sees them and almost sighs. Nearly feels their slightly uncomfortable weight palpable on his nose. Finding the glasses enough to reassure him that he remains here among the living in this material …
Illustration (detail) by Matthew Richardson

Chances that an American knows the position of his or her senators on health-care reform:

1 in 3

Climate experts proposed creating a fleet of cloud-seeding yachts that will pump water vapor into the atmosphere to thicken global cloud cover, thereby reflecting more sunlight, in order to counteract the effects of global warming.

In San Antonio, a 150-pound pet tortoise knocked over a lamp, igniting a mattress fire that spread to a neighbor’s home.

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