James Truslow Adams

= Subscribers only. Sign in here. Subscribe here.

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article — From the August 1933 issue

The crisis in character

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article — From the September 1932 issue

Our whispering campaigns

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article — From the September 1931 issue

The tempo of American life

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article — From the August 1931 issue

Wanted

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Perspective. Business, stock prices, current anxieties, and history

Article — From the September 1930 issue

Portrait of an empty barrel

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article — From the August 1930 issue

Presidential prosperity

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article — From the April 1930 issue

Diminishing returns in modern life

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

A word to the apostles of progress

Article — From the November 1929 issue

Is America young?

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article — From the July 1929 issue

A business man’s civilization

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article — From the December 1928 issue

The cost of prosperity

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Are you and I better off than we were?

Article — From the November 1928 issue

The mucker pose

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article — From the February 1928 issue

Is science a blind alley?

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article — From the January 1928 issue

Our racial amnesia

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Get access to 164 years of
Harper’s for only $39.99

United States Canada

CATEGORIES

THE CURRENT ISSUE

October 2014

Cassandra Among the
Creeps

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

“Today Is Better Than Tomorrow”

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

PBS Self-Destructs

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

The Monkey Did It

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

view Table Content

FEATURED ON HARPERS.ORG

Post
 
Rebecca Solnit on silencing women, a Marine commander returns to Iraq, the decline of PBS, and more
Article
Cassandra Among the Creeps·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

On silencing women
“The old framework of feminine mendacity and murky-mindedness is still routinely trotted out, and we should learn to recognize it for what it is.”
Photograph © Sallie Dean Shatz
Post
Ending College Sexual Assault·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

“This is not a fable about a young woman whose dreams were dashed by a sexual predator. Maya’s narrative is one of institutional failure at a school desperately trying to adapt.”
Photograph © AP/Josh Reynolds
Post
 
"Clothes are a bit like eating: you have to dress yourself. You have to eat, and even if you eat pizza all day long, that’s still a choice."
Photograph © G Powell
Article
“Today Is Better Than Tomorrow”·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

“Iraq has every disease there is; its mind is deranged with too many voices, its organs corrupted, its limbs only long enough to tear at its own body.”
Photograph by Benjamin Busch

Amount by which the total wealth of all American households declined last year:

$11,200,000,000,000

A study concluded that commercial fish stocks may be gone by 2050 as a result of overfishing, pollution, and global climate change.

“All I saw,” said a 12-year-old neighbor of visits to the man’s house, “was just cats in little diapers.”

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