= Subscribers only. Sign in here. Subscribe here.

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

2004 / March | View All Issues |

March 2004

illustration

Front cover PDF

Untitled·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.


Letters

4-6, 98 PDF

Letters·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Notebook

7-9 PDF

Dar al-Harb·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Harper’s Index

11 PDF

Harper’s index·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Readings

13-31 PDF

[Article]

Hunger·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[Article]

Poor Kim’s almanac·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[Photography]

Field Goal·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[Article]

There goes the neighborhood·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[Article]

Works every time·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[Article]

Pardon?·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[illustration]

Shadowland #1·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[Article]

The great stonewall·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[Article]

Movin’ on up·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[Article]

I am going to burn·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[Article]

The devil is in the details·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[illustration]

Every Playboy Centerfold, the Decades·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[Article]

The hard sell·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[Article]

Clearing customs·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[Article]

G-d damn hipsters·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[illustration]

6400 Laurel Canyon Boulevard·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[Article]

This America·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

Front cover, 33-43 PDF

The collapse of globalism·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

And the rebirth of nationalism

Article

45-54 PDF

The resurrection men·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Scenes from the cadaver trade

Fiction

65-70 PDF

Rastrow’s Island·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

79-81 PDF

A run on terror·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

The rising cost of fear itself

Collection

79-84 PDF

Briefings: at issue in the 2004 election·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

New books

85-86 PDF

New books·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Reviews

91-96 PDF

After nature·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

The varieties of technological experience

Puzzle

99 PDF

Chutes and ladders·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Findings

100 PDF

Findings·

= 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

March 2017

Tyranny of the Minority

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Texas is the Future

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Family Values

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Itchy Nose

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Black Like Who?

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

A Matter of Life

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

view Table Content

FEATURED ON HARPERS.ORG

Article
Texas is the Future·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

I first heard the name Barack Obama in the spring of 2004, while visiting my mother in Chicago. As we sat around the kitchen table early one spring morning, I noticed a handsome studio portrait among the pictures, lists, cards, and other totems of family life fastened to the refrigerator door. “Who’s the guy with the ears?” I asked, assuming he was some distant relative or family friend I didn’t know or else had forgotten. “Barack Obama,” she answered with a broad smile. “He’s running for Senate, but he’s going to be the first black president.”

Illustration (detail) by John Ritter
Post
The Forty-Fifth President·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

I first heard the name Barack Obama in the spring of 2004, while visiting my mother in Chicago. As we sat around the kitchen table early one spring morning, I noticed a handsome studio portrait among the pictures, lists, cards, and other totems of family life fastened to the refrigerator door. “Who’s the guy with the ears?” I asked, assuming he was some distant relative or family friend I didn’t know or else had forgotten. “Barack Obama,” she answered with a broad smile. “He’s running for Senate, but he’s going to be the first black president.”

Photograph (detail) by Philip Montgomery
Article
Itchy Nose·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

I first heard the name Barack Obama in the spring of 2004, while visiting my mother in Chicago. As we sat around the kitchen table early one spring morning, I noticed a handsome studio portrait among the pictures, lists, cards, and other totems of family life fastened to the refrigerator door. “Who’s the guy with the ears?” I asked, assuming he was some distant relative or family friend I didn’t know or else had forgotten. “Barack Obama,” she answered with a broad smile. “He’s running for Senate, but he’s going to be the first black president.”

Artwork (detail) © The Kazuto Tatsuta/Kodansha Ltd
Article
A Matter of Life·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

I first heard the name Barack Obama in the spring of 2004, while visiting my mother in Chicago. As we sat around the kitchen table early one spring morning, I noticed a handsome studio portrait among the pictures, lists, cards, and other totems of family life fastened to the refrigerator door. “Who’s the guy with the ears?” I asked, assuming he was some distant relative or family friend I didn’t know or else had forgotten. “Barack Obama,” she answered with a broad smile. “He’s running for Senate, but he’s going to be the first black president.”

Photograph (detail) by Edwin Tse
Article
Black Like Who?·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

I first heard the name Barack Obama in the spring of 2004, while visiting my mother in Chicago. As we sat around the kitchen table early one spring morning, I noticed a handsome studio portrait among the pictures, lists, cards, and other totems of family life fastened to the refrigerator door. “Who’s the guy with the ears?” I asked, assuming he was some distant relative or family friend I didn’t know or else had forgotten. “Barack Obama,” she answered with a broad smile. “He’s running for Senate, but he’s going to be the first black president.”

Photograph © Jon Lowenstein/NOOR

Amount Miller Brewing spends each year to promote its Thurgood Marshall Scholarship Fund:

$300,000

In Zambia an elephant fought off fourteen lionesses, in South Africa a porcupine fought off thirteen lionesses and four lions, in Maine voters chose to continue baiting bears with doughnuts, and in the Yukon drunken Bohemian waxwings were detained in modified hamster cages.

It was reported that education secretary Betsy DeVos’s brother, the founder of a private military company whose employees were convicted of killing 17 unarmed civilians in Baghdad in 2007, would be providing China with military training.

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