"Misapplying the theory I mislearned in college."
“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.”
Occupy goes to TechCrunch Disrupt
The Senate Intelligence Committee reports on CIA torture, Greenpeace defaces the Nazca Lines, and Putin’s tiger is filmed killing a dog
Cold War II gets a bipartisan welcome
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
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
“Our common cause is to protect the integrity and freedom of thought,” said Harper’s publisher John MacArthur.
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.
Obama reveals his plan for immigration reform, the Keystone XL pipeline fails in the Senate, and Afghanistan’s first amusement park thrives
“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?”
World leaders plan to boost GDP, the E.S.A. lands on a comet, and an artist looks for a needle in a haystack
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
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
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
“Only such a spectrum of perspectives could really do justice to the complexities and to the fact that Israel is totally un-understandable.”
U.S. congressional candidates woo voters, Sweden recognizes Palestine, and the Pope says God is not a magician
“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.”
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
Anne Sexton’s lost tapes
“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.”