Sign in to access Harper’s Magazine
Need to create a login? Want to change your email address or password? Forgot your password?
Locked out of your account? Get help here.
Subscribers can find additional help here.
Not a subscriber? Subscribe today!
Timeless stories from our 171-year archive handpicked to speak to the news of the day.
By Adam Phillips, from Unforbidden Pleasures, which was published this month by Farrar, Straus and Giroux. Phillips is a psychoanalyst and the author of more than fifteen books.
From A Brochure for Comprehending the Cultures of the Coalition Forces, a twenty-eight-page pamphlet published by the Afghan Ministry of Defense and distributed to Afghan troops. Translated from the Dari…