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[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.”

[Weekly Review ] | Weekly Review, by Camille Bromley

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 07:00

The U.S. bombs Syria, bishops almost support same-sex couples, and violence breaks out at a New Hampshire pumpkin festival

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

Sun, 10/19/2014 - 18:51

Doug Henwood on stopping Hillary Clinton, fighters and potential recruits discuss the rise of the Islamic State, the inevitability of factory farming, and more

[Six Questions ] | The APA Grapples with Its Torture Demons: Six Questions for Nathaniel Raymond, by Scott Horton

Sat, 10/18/2014 - 19:00

Nathaniel Raymond on CIA interrogation techniques.

[Weekly Review ] | Weekly Review, by Joe Kloc

Tue, 10/14/2014 - 07:00

Ebola’s rising death toll, U.N. member states’ unpaid bills, and a recipe for “bear satay on a stick.”

[Personal and Otherwise ] | On Getting Wasted, by John Trotta

Mon, 10/13/2014 - 11:00

Among the hoarders and junk haulers of Charleston

[Harper's in the News ] | Harper’s in the News, by Joe Kloc

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 14:56

Harper’s publishes a story about PBS; PBS pulls its advertising from Harper’s; the Internet has the story.

[Ars Philosopha ] | Are Humans Good or Evil?, by Clancy Martin

Thu, 10/09/2014 - 07:00

A brief philosophical debate.

[Weekly Review ] | Weekly Review, by Sara Breselor

Tue, 10/07/2014 - 07:00

America’s first Ebola diagnosis, a pro-ICBM clothing exchange, and Joe Biden on being number two.

[Special Feature ] | The Pale Cast of Thought, by Thomas Leveritt

Sat, 10/04/2014 - 11:00

Can ayahuasca cure writer’s block?

[Six Questions ] | Discussing On Immunity: An Inoculation with Eula Biss, by Jeffery Gleaves

Wed, 10/01/2014 - 07:00

Eula Biss discusses vaccinations, motherhood, and metaphors

[Postcard ] | Marooned at the Mall, by Jenna Krajeski

Tue, 09/30/2014 - 10:41

Iraq’s forgotten Christians in Kurdish exile

[Weekly Review ] | Weekly Review, by Jesse Barron

Tue, 09/30/2014 - 07:00

Student protests in Hong Kong, two sex-scandal resignations, and the CIA’s lust for lemon pound cake.

[Art ] | True Story 8, by Tim Hussey

Fri, 09/26/2014 - 07:00

[Weekly Review ] | Weekly Review, by Jeremy Keehn

Tue, 09/23/2014 - 07:00

Scotland rejects independence, Sierra Leone issues a three-day lockdown, and Iran lashes its citizens for doing a “Happy” dance

[Heart of Empire ] | Flying Blind, by Andrew Cockburn

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 13:55

The U.S. air-power lobby, botched bombing missions, and bootless combat.

[Six Questions ] | Sheila Heti, Heidi Julavits, and Leanne Shapton on Women in Clothes, by Maya Dukmasova

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 07:00

Sheila Heti, Heidi Julavits, and Leanne Shapton discuss how the clothes we wear shape our lives

[Weekly Review ] | Weekly Review, by Ryann Liebenthal

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 07:00

Obama announces air strikes in Iraq; a monsoon superfloods India; and California nudists cover up for the Man

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

Fri, 09/12/2014 - 11:41

Rebecca Solnit on silencing women, a Marine commander returns to Iraq, the decline of PBS, and more