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Timeless stories from our 170-year archive handpicked to speak to the news of the day.
Coronavirus reveals the power of smell Read More
With parallels to the United States’s colonial past, Backlands: The Canudos Campaign, a classic of Brazilian literature, and Bacurau, a new film, offer crucial insight into the past, present, and…
“Who, save for the little barons of Wall Street, believes in the progressive virtues of capitalism?” Read More
Running for president on less than $2,000 a day Read More
When you can’t afford to stop working Read More
The afterlives of Lenin Read More
From a list of former North Korean dictator Kim Jong Il's teachings translated into English and posted on a government website. Read More
The success of Germany's AfD party has in good part been owed to its ability to put a friendly face on a nasty message. Read More
What the Trumps are building in the Philippines Read More
Monopolization of our public markets is first and foremost a political crisis Read More
On Sunday, Jimmy Breslin, a longtime New York City newspaper columnists, died at 88. In this short essay, published on Harpers.org in 2010, Breslin reflects on the United States nearly…
On Monday, Robert Silvers, a founder of the New York Review of Books, died at 87. Before creating the Review, Silvers worked as an editor for Harper's Magazine, where, in…
"The assault by a thousand cuts never stops, but it’s hard for the public to see what is happening." Read More
A weekend of alternative estimations Read More
On family, fate, and Packers football Read More
My summer as a military propagandist in Iraq Read More
Greeting the holidays in an age of mass incarceration Read More
The G.O.P. aims to paint the country red Read More
The leader, in 1969 Read More
Rudolph Giuliani and the politics of personality Read More
Seven militants are acquitted in takeover of Oregon Wildlife Refuge; Christopher Ketcham traces the history of the Bureau of Land Management Read More
Donald Trump advocates for stop-and-frisk; Petra Bartosiewicz considers the history of William Bratton's policing policies Read More
Why the Hudson River will never run clean Read More
From an interview with a girl in a reintegration program for former child soldiers in Colombia. Read More
The euro and its discontents Read More
Freddie Gray and the makings of an American uprising Read More
A gunman kills 49 people with an AR-15 assault rifle at an Orlando nightclub; Dan Baum investigates whether gun-control laws could ever stop the weapon from proliferating Read More
Barack Obama visits Hiroshima; Tom Engelhardt searches for our atomic history Read More
Sheldon Silver is sentenced to twelve years in prison for fraud; Christopher Ketcham visits New York's dysfunctional state legislature. Read More
Samuel James photographs the English Premier League season; Leicester City nears the title Read More