Weekly Review — November 25, 2014, 8:00 am

Weekly Review

Obama reveals his plan for immigration reform, the Keystone XL pipeline fails in the Senate, and Afghanistan’s first amusement park thrives

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Publisher's Note — November 20, 2014, 7:25 pm

The New York Times tries to marginalize the left

“Nowhere did the Times define ‘the left’ or what might excite its opposition to Clinton. Our imaginations are allowed to run wild: Is ‘the left’ a terrorist organization? A part of the outfield? Or is it just not worth mentioning?”

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Weekly Review — November 18, 2014, 10:43 am

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World leaders plan to boost GDP, the E.S.A. lands on a comet, and an artist looks for a needle in a haystack

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Editor's Note — November 13, 2014, 12:03 pm

Introducing the December 2014 Issue

Sarah Topol follows the trade routes used by arms smugglers, Eric Foner explores the hidden history of the Underground Railroad, Karl Ove Knausgaard recounts a humiliating episode from grade school, and more

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Weekly Review — November 11, 2014, 8:00 am

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Republicans win the Senate, President Obama doubles the number of troops in Iraq, and Ted Cruz calls Net Neutrality “Obamacare for the Internet”

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Harper's in the News — November 10, 2014, 1:51 pm

Last Interview With First Brit to Perform Suicide Bombing

Suicide bomber Abu Sumayyah, who killed himself and eight others in Iraq, gave his final print interview to Harper’s

Conversation — November 4, 2014, 11:59 am

Discussing the “Radical Otherness” of Israel with Frédéric Brenner

Only such a spectrum of perspectives could really do justice to the complexities and to the fact that Israel is totally un-understandable.

Weekly Review — November 4, 2014, 8:00 am

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U.S. congressional candidates woo voters, Sweden recognizes Palestine, and the Pope says God is not a magician

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Six Questions — October 30, 2014, 2:00 pm

Discussing Man V. Nature with Diane Cook

I became curious about how a person might react to the kind of hardships that exist in the wild. It became one of the preoccupations of the book.”

Weekly Review — October 28, 2014, 8:00 am

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Ebola arrives in New York, a high school student opens fire on classmates in Washington, and protestors in Hong Kong worry that Kenny G is an agent of the Chinese government

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Special Feature — October 27, 2014, 3:00 pm

A Band of Her Own

Anne Sexton’s lost tapes

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Publisher's Note — October 23, 2014, 4:12 pm

A purposeless, symbolic war

Since World War II, very little that could be called genuinely humanitarian has resulted from American military intervention—not in Korea, certainly not in Vietnam, and not in Panama, Afghanistan, or the two Iraq wars and Libya.”

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Weekly Review — October 21, 2014, 8:00 am

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The U.S. bombs Syria, bishops almost support same-sex couples, and violence breaks out at a New Hampshire pumpkin festival

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Editor's Note — October 19, 2014, 7:51 pm

Introducing the November 2014 Issue

Doug Henwood on stopping Hillary Clinton, fighters and potential recruits discuss the rise of the Islamic State, the inevitability of factory farming, and more

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Six Questions — October 18, 2014, 8:00 pm

The APA Grapples with Its Torture Demons: Six Questions for Nathaniel Raymond

Nathaniel Raymond on CIA interrogation techniques.


Weekly Review — October 14, 2014, 8:00 am

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Ebola’s rising death toll, U.N. member states’ unpaid bills, and a recipe for “bear satay on a stick.”

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Personal and Otherwise — October 13, 2014, 12:00 pm

On Getting Wasted

Among the hoarders and junk haulers of Charleston

Harper's in the News — October 10, 2014, 3:56 pm

Harper’s in the News

Harper’s publishes a story about PBS; PBS pulls its advertising in Harper’s; the Internet has the story.

Ars Philosopha — October 9, 2014, 8:00 am

Are Humans Good or Evil?

A brief philosophical debate.

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Weekly Review — October 7, 2014, 8:00 am

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America's first Ebola diagnosis, a pro-ICBM clothing exchange, and Joe Biden on being number two.

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