= Subscribers only. Sign in here. Subscribe here.

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

2006 / April | View All Issues |

April 2006

illustration

Front cover PDF

The threshold of liberty (detail)·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.


Letters

4-7 PDF

Letters·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Notebook

9-11 PDF

Mute button·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Harper’s Index

13 PDF

Harper’s index·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Readings

15-28 PDF

[Article]

A natural history of peace·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[Article]

The torturer’s apprentice·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[illustration]

Deer and cowboys·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[Article]

C.H.I.M.P.S.·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[Article]

Plan eh·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[Article]

A lard bargain·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[Article]

The choosy people·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[Article]

Red all over·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[illustration]

Silverlake revisited·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[Article]

Guessworker·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[illustration]

Shirtwaist·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[Article]

Jacques Crow·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[Article]

Mission to Mars·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[illustration]

Snake in the grass·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[Fiction]

The clockmaker·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[Article]

Space auditing·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

31-40 PDF

The spirit of disobedience·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

An invitation to resistance

Article

53-66 PDF

Congo’s daily blood·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Ruminations from a failed state

Article

67-73 PDF

High mobility·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

In my brother’s Hummer

Fiction

79-82 PDF

The gulch·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

New books

83-84 PDF

New books·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Reviews

85-89 PDF

The fraternal corrections·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Opus Dei and the Catholic Church

Reviews

89-92, 94 PDF

Bleakness·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

The implacable politics of Jos??© Saramago

Puzzle

95 PDF

Crazy quilt·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Findings

96 PDF

Findings·

= 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

February 2015

The War of the World

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

The Sharp Edge of Life

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

The Great Republican Land Heist

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Captive Market

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

The Day of the Sea

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

view Table Content

FEATURED ON HARPERS.ORG

Article
The Great Republican Land Heist·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

“The wholesale transfer of public lands to state control may never be achieved. But the goal might be more subtle: to attack the value of public lands.”
Photograph by Chad Ress
Article
The Sharp Edge of Life·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

“The struggle of the novelist has been to establish a measure, a view of human nature, and usually, though not always, as large a view as belief and imagination can wring from observable facts.”
Photo by Eddie Adams/Associated Press
Article
Captive Market·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

"Fear of random violence lives on, but the reality is that violent-crime rates have dropped to levels not seen since the early Seventies."
Photograph by Richard Ross
Article
The Day of the Sea·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

“Fifteen judges will then sit together in a wood-paneled room, in a city thousands of miles from the Andes, and decide whether the ocean Bolivia claims as its right will at last be returned to it.”
Photo by Fabio Cuttica/Contrasto/Redux
Post
Introducing the February Issue·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

The Ruin of the West
Christopher Ketcham investigates Cliven Bundy’s years-long battle with the BLM, Annie Murphy reflects on Bolivia’s lost coast, and more
Painting by Richard Prince, whose work was on view in October at Gagosian Gallery in New York City © The artist. Courtesy Gagosian Gallery

Estimated total calories members of Congress burned giving Bush’s 2002 State of the Union standing ovations:

22,000

A fertility scientist named Panayiotis Zavos announced that he had created human-cow embryos that were theoretically viable, but denied that he planned to allow such a hybrid to be implanted in a woman’s womb. “We are not trying to create monsters,” he said.

A statistician determined that the five most common first names among New York City taxi drivers are Md, Mohammad, Mohammed, Muhammad, and Mohamed.

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

HARPER’S FINEST

In Praise of Idleness

By

I hope that after reading the following pages the leaders of the Y. M. C. A. will start a campaign to induce good young men to do nothing. If so, I shall not have lived in vain.

Subscribe Today