Publisher's Note — December 18, 2014, 3:24 pm

Amid redactions and monotony, reckless CIA cruelty

The massive prose work does possess a certain irony and subtlety, as well as a sickening urgency, which make it worth reading as a book, rather than as an accumulation of outrageous facts.”

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The Senate Intelligence Committee reports on CIA torture, Greenpeace defaces the Nazca Lines, and Putin’s tiger is filmed killing a dog

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Borderline Euphoric

Cold War II gets a bipartisan welcome

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Introducing the January 2015 Issue

Jen Percy examines women’s rights in liberated Afghanistan, Sam Frank hangs out with Silicon Valley’s apocalyptic libertarians, Emily Witt analyzes Pinochet’s legacy in Chile, and more

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Americans protest police brutality, 188 Muslim Brotherhood supporters are sentenced to death in Egypt, and 14 people are arrested for using the Domino’s pizza-ordering app to test stolen credit card numbers.

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A grand jury in St. Louis decides not to indict Darren Wilson, German scientists grow spinal cords in petri dishes, and London police stab a Staffordshire terrier to death.

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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.


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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.”

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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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