= Subscribers only. Sign in here. Subscribe here.

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

2011 / November | View All Issues |

November 2011

illustration

Front page PDF

Untitled·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.


Department

6-7 PDF

·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Easy Chair

8, 10, 12-13 PDF

The Bleakness Stakes·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Easy Chair

8, 10, 12-13 PDF

Easy chair·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Harper’s Index

15 PDF

Harper’s index·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Readings

17-33 PDF

[Article]

Will oil drown the Arab Spring?·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[Article]

Cruise control·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[illustration]

Neither day or night·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[Article]

Endgame·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[Photography]

Manning the rail, USS Tortuga, Java Sea·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[Article]

Merry on, Jeeves·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[Article]

Services rendered·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[illustration]

Wild world·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[Article]

Tut to the chase·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[Article]

Counter revolutionaries·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[Article]

The pet food room·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[Fiction]

Sez Ner·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[illustration]

Night guest·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[Poetry]

When monkeys sing·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[illustration]

Sketch to know guilt·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

Front page, 34-41 PDF

Broken Britain·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Nothing is left of the family silver

Article

42-48 PDF

From Eden to Eton·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

One boy’s transatlantic education

illustration

49 PDF

The grandpa·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

illustration

49 PDF

Apple tree·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

illustration

49 PDF

The only son·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Collection

49-51 PDF

Yan’ Guan Town·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

illustration

50 PDF

Z’s family·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

illustration

51 PDF

H’s family·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

52-61 PDF

I walked with a zombie·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Travels among the undead

Fiction

78-79 PDF

Snake·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

New books

81-83 PDF

New books·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Reviews

90-94 PDF

La doublure·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

The singular fabrications of Raymond Roussel

Puzzle

95 PDF

Taking steps·

= 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 2016

Save Our Public Universities

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

The Rogue Agency

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Mad Magazines

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Killer Bunny in the Sky

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Bird in a Cage

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

The Hidden Rivers of Brooklyn

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

view Table Content

FEATURED ON HARPERS.ORG

Article
Save Our Public Universities·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

“Whether and how we educate people is still a direct reflection of the degree of freedom we expect them to have, or want them to have.”
Photograph (crop) by Thomas Allen
Article
New Movies·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

The Force Awakens criticizes American imperialism while also celebrating the revolutionary spirit that founded this country. When the movie needs to bridge the two points of view, it shifts to aerial combat, a default setting that mirrors the war on terror all too well.”
Still © Lucasfilm
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.

Number of people who attended the World Grits Festival, held in St. George, South Carolina, last spring:

60,000

The brown bears of Greece continued chewing through telephone poles.

In Peru, a 51-year-old activist became the first former sex worker to run for the national legislature. “I’m going to put order,” she said, “in that big brothel which is Congress.”

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