= Subscribers only. Sign in here. Subscribe here.

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

1905 / September | View All Issues |

September 1905

Fiction

486-492, f492, 493-496 PDF

The island of enchantment [(I)]·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.


Poetry

496 PDF

Morning·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

497-506 PDF

Twenty-four hours at Exeter·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Poetry

506 PDF

Evening·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Fiction

507-510, f510, 511-516, f516, 517-518 PDF

A Madonna of the desert·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Poetry

518 PDF

The oracle·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

519-526 PDF

The seashore·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Poetry

526 PDF

The master workman·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Fiction

527-534 PDF

Young Bob Kemp·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Poetry

534 PDF

A thrush singing·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Fiction

545-554 PDF

The miracle·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Poetry

554 PDF

The wayfarer·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

555-558 PDF

Social stilt-walking·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Fiction

559-567 PDF

Life’s accolade·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Fiction

568-570 PDF

The grass-green maid·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

571-574 PDF

Universal life·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Fiction

575-578, f578, 579-586, f586, 587 PDF

The conquest of Canaan·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

A novel (chaps. X-XII)

Poetry

587 PDF

Fulfilment·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

588-594 PDF

The question of animal reason·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Fiction

595-596, f596, 597-598, f598, 599 PDF

Article seven·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

600-608 PDF

My Antarctic explorations (part I)·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Fiction

609-615 PDF

Place aux dames·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

616-623 PDF

The Fulton Street Market·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Fiction

624-631 PDF

Where travellers meet·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Poetry

632 PDF

Comrades·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Editor’s easy chair

633-635 PDF

Editor’s easy chair·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Editor’s easy chair

633-635 PDF

Editor’s easy chair·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Editor’s study

636-638 PDF

Editor’s study·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Editor’s study

636-638 PDF

Editor’s study·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Editor’s drawer

639-642 PDF

Julius·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Editor’s drawer

639-646 PDF

Editor’s drawer·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Editor’s drawer

642 PDF

Editor’s drawer·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Editor’s drawer

643 PDF

The nature of the beast·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Editor’s drawer

643 PDF

The retort ready·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Editor’s drawer

643 PDF

The antiseptic babe·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Editor’s drawer

644 PDF

The fire-dogs·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Editor’s drawer

644 PDF

My sore thumb·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Editor’s drawer

644 PDF

The apology·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Editor’s drawer

644 PDF

Cap’n Dick’s philosophy·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Editor’s drawer

644 PDF

“Fowl” play·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Editor’s drawer

645 PDF

De Hooble, Gooble, Gobble·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Editor’s drawer

645 PDF

Editor’s drawer·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Editor’s drawer

645 PDF

The little count·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Editor’s drawer

645 PDF

A half-formed wish·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Editor’s drawer

645 PDF

Unappreciated beauty·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Editor’s drawer

645 PDF

The convict horse·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Editor’s drawer

646 PDF

Sisters·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Get access to 167 years of
Harper’s for only $45.99

United States Canada

THE CURRENT ISSUE

January 2018

Body Politic

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Munich, 1938

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Strandings

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

The Future of Queer

Swap Meet

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

The Newlyweds

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

view Table Content

FEATURED ON HARPERS.ORG

Article
Monumental Error·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

In 1899, the art critic Layton Crippen complained in the New York Times that private donors and committees had been permitted to run amok, erecting all across the city a large number of “painfully ugly monuments.” The very worst statues had been dumped in Central Park. “The sculptures go as far toward spoiling the Park as it is possible to spoil it,” he wrote. Even worse, he lamented, no organization had “power of removal” to correct the damage that was being done.

Illustration by Steve Brodner
Post
CamperForce·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

After losing their savings in the stock market crash of 2008, seniors Barb and Chuck find seasonal employment at Amazon fulfillment centers.

Article
Destroyer of Worlds·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

In February 1947, Harper’s Magazine published Henry L. Stimson’s “The Decision to Use the Atomic Bomb.” As secretary of war, Stimson had served as the chief military adviser to President Truman, and recommended the attacks on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. The terms of his unrepentant apologia, an excerpt of which appears on page 35, are now familiar to us: the risk of a dud made a demonstration too risky; the human cost of a land invasion would be too high; nothing short of the bomb’s awesome lethality would compel Japan to surrender. The bomb was the only option. Seventy years later, we find his reasoning unconvincing. Entirely aside from the destruction of the blasts themselves, the decision thrust the world irrevocably into a high-stakes arms race — in which, as Stimson took care to warn, the technology would proliferate, evolve, and quite possibly lead to the end of modern civilization. The first half of that forecast has long since come to pass, and the second feels as plausible as ever. Increasingly, the atmosphere seems to reflect the anxious days of the Cold War, albeit with more juvenile insults and more colorful threats. Terms once consigned to the history books — “madman theory,” “brinkmanship” — have returned to the news cycle with frightening regularity. In the pages that follow, seven writers and experts survey the current nuclear landscape. Our hope is to call attention to the bomb’s ever-present menace and point our way toward a world in which it finally ceases to exist.

Illustration by Darrel Rees. Source photographs: Kim Jong-un © ITAR-TASS Photo Agency/Alamy Stock Photo; Donald Trump © Yuri Gripas/Reuters/Newscom
Article
Crossing Guards·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

The Ambassador Bridge arcs over the Detroit River, connecting Detroit to Windsor, Ontario, the southernmost city in Canada. Driving in from the Canadian side, where I grew up, is like viewing a panorama of the Motor City’s rise and fall, visible on either side of the bridge’s turquoise steel stanchions. On the right are the tubular glass towers of the Renaissance Center, headquarters of General Motors, and Michigan Central Station, the rail terminal that closed in 1988. On the left is a rusted industrial corridor — fuel tanks, docks, abandoned warehouses. I have taken this route all my life, but one morning this spring, I crossed for the first time in a truck.

Illustration by Richard Mia
Article
“I am Here Only for Working”·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

But the exercise of labor is the worker’s own life-activity, the manifestation of his own life. . . . He works in order to live. He does not even reckon labor as part of his life, it is rather a sacrifice of his life.

— Karl Marx

Photograph from the United Arab Emirates by the author. This page: Ruwais Mall

Amount Arizona’s Red Feather Lodge offered to pay to reopen the Grand Canyon during the 2013 government shutdown:

$25,000

A Brazilian cat gave birth to a dog.

Trump’s former chief strategist, whom Trump said had “lost his mind,” issued a statement saying that Trump’s son did not commit treason; the US ambassador to the United Nations announced that “no one questions” Trump’s mental stability; and the director of the CIA said that Trump, who requested “killer graphics” in his intelligence briefings, is able to read.

Subscribe to the Weekly Review newsletter. Don’t worry, we won’t sell your email address!

HARPER’S FINEST

Report — From the June 2013 issue

How to Make Your Own AR-15

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

By

"Gun owners have long been the hypochondriacs of American politics. Over the past twenty years, the gun-rights movement has won just about every battle it has fought; states have passed at least a hundred laws loosening gun restrictions since President Obama took office. Yet the National Rifle Association has continued to insist that government confiscation of privately owned firearms is nigh. The NRA’s alarmism helped maintain an active membership, but the strategy was risky: sooner or later, gun guys might have realized that they’d been had. Then came the shootings at a movie theater in Aurora, Colorado, and at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, followed swiftly by the nightmare the NRA had been promising for decades: a dedicated push at every level of government for new gun laws. The gun-rights movement was now that most insufferable of species: a hypochondriac taken suddenly, seriously ill."

Subscribe Today