= Subscribers only. Sign in here. Subscribe here.

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

2015 / December | View All Issues |

December 2015

illustration

Front page PDF

Maternity (detail)


Easy Chair

5-7 PDF

Power in Paris·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Harper’s Index

9 PDF

Harper’s Index·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Readings

11-21 PDF

[Report]

Invisible City·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[Receipt]

Thanks, Obama·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[Illustration]

Midsummer Burn Pile·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[Photography]

Châsse-sur-Rhône·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[Hazards]

Pain Quotidien·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[Indiscretion]

Shit Talkers·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[Anatomy]

Seminal Theories·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[Waiver]

Naked Ambition·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[Expedition]

Road to Nowhere·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Simmons Road at Bunker Road·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

[Poem]

1/29/84 N.Y.C.·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Essay

Front page, 23-28 PDF

The Bed-Rest Hoax·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

The case against a venerable pregnancy treatment

Photo Essay

44-55 PDF

Hour of the Horse·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

From the Archive

57 PDF

Riding the Night·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Miscellany

60-64 PDF

Getting to the End·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Gambling and suicide in Atlantic City

Story

65-71 PDF

Too Good to Be True·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Criticism

72-75 PDF

Slender Mercies·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

The gospel according to Extreme Weight Loss

New books

77-79 PDF

New Books·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

New Drama

80-81 (color illus.) PDF

New Drama·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Reviews

89-93 PDF

We was All Bent, Son·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

The double life of John le Carré

Findings

96 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

December 2016

Separated at Birth

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

The Priest in the Trees

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

The Lightness

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

With Child

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Standing Rock Speaks

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Prose by Any Other Name

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

view Table Content

FEATURED ON HARPERS.ORG

Article
With Child·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

"She glanced across the waiting room at a television playing a birth-control ad and laughed darkly. 'Jesus, Lord, it would be so nice if someone just pushed me down a flight of stairs.'"
Photograph (detail) by Lara Shipley
Article
Swat Team·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

"As we shall see, for the sort of people who write and edit the opinion pages of the Post, there was something deeply threatening about Sanders and his political views."
Illustration (detail) by John Ritter
Article
Escape from The Caliphate·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

"When Matti invited me on a tour of the neighborhood, I asked about security. 'The message has already been passed to ISIS that you’re here,' he said. 'But don’t worry. I guarantee I could bring even you in and out of the Islamic State.'"
Photograph (detail) by Alice Martins
Article
In This One·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

"She glanced across the waiting room at a television playing a birth-control ad and laughed darkly. 'Jesus, Lord, it would be so nice if someone just pushed me down a flight of stairs.'"
Illustration (detail) by Shonagh Rae
Article
“Don’t Touch My Medicare!”·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

"Medicare’s popularity, however, comes with almost no understanding of what the program is and how it works."
Illustration (detail) by Nate Kitch

Damages sought, in a defamation suit, by a Chicago landlord from a tenant who complained about mold via Twitter:

$50,000

The British House of Lords voted to limit the right of parents to spank their children.

The Mall of America hired its first black Santa, a real estate company valued Mr. and Mrs. Claus’s North Pole home at $656,957, and it was reported that the price of the gifts from “Twelve Days of Christmas” went up by more than $200 in 2016, to $34,363.49.

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