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[Publisher's Note ] | Amid redactions and monotony, reckless CIA cruelty, by John R. MacArthur

Thu, 12/18/2014 - 15:24

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.”

[Supplemental Reading ] | Battlefield Worth, by Sam Frank

Wed, 12/17/2014 - 12:00

Occupy goes to TechCrunch Disrupt      

[Weekly Review ] | Weekly Review, by Camille Bromley

Tue, 12/16/2014 - 08:00

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

[Heart of Empire ] | Borderline Euphoric, by Andrew Cockburn

Fri, 12/12/2014 - 16:46

Cold War II gets a bipartisan welcome

[Editor's Note ] | Introducing the January 2015 Issue, by Ellen Rosenbush

Thu, 12/11/2014 - 15:32

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

[Weekly Review ] | Weekly Review, by Ryann Liebenthal

Tue, 12/09/2014 - 08:00

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.

[Official Business ] | Harper’s Magazine Partners With an Independent Bookstore on Manhattan’s Upper West Side, by Harper's Magazine

Tue, 12/02/2014 - 12:13

“Our common cause is to protect the integrity and freedom of thought,” said Harper’s publisher John MacArthur.

[Weekly Review ] | Weekly Review, by Sharon J. Riley

Tue, 12/02/2014 - 08:00

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.

[Weekly Review ] | Weekly Review, by Holly McLean

Tue, 11/25/2014 - 08:00

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

[Publisher's Note ] | The New York Times tries to marginalize the left, by John R. MacArthur

Thu, 11/20/2014 - 19:25

“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?”

[Weekly Review ] | Weekly Review, by Jesse Barron

Tue, 11/18/2014 - 10:43

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

[Editor's Note ] | Introducing the December 2014 Issue, by Ellen Rosenbush

Thu, 11/13/2014 - 12:03

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

[Weekly Review ] | Weekly Review, by Joe Kloc

Tue, 11/11/2014 - 08:00

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

[Harper's in the News ] | Last Interview With First Brit to Perform Suicide Bombing, by Harper's Magazine

Mon, 11/10/2014 - 13:51

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

[Conversation ] | Discussing the “Radical Otherness” of Israel with Frédéric Brenner, by Sam Cate-Gumpert

Tue, 11/04/2014 - 11:59

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 ] | Weekly Review, by Joe Kloc

Tue, 11/04/2014 - 08:00

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

[Six Questions ] | Discussing Man V. Nature with Diane Cook, by Zach Hindin

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 13:00

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 ] | Weekly Review, by Ryann Liebenthal

Tue, 10/28/2014 - 07:00

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

[Special Feature ] | A Band of Her Own, by Kelsey Osgood

Mon, 10/27/2014 - 14:00

Anne Sexton’s lost tapes

[Publisher's Note ] | A purposeless, symbolic war, by John R. MacArthur

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 15:12

“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.”