"Misapplying the theory I mislearned in college."
“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.”
The U.S. bombs Syria, bishops almost support same-sex couples, and violence breaks out at a New Hampshire pumpkin festival
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
Nathaniel Raymond on CIA interrogation techniques.
Ebola’s rising death toll, U.N. member states’ unpaid bills, and a recipe for “bear satay on a stick.”
Among the hoarders and junk haulers of Charleston
Harper’s publishes a story about PBS; PBS pulls its advertising from Harper’s; the Internet has the story.
A brief philosophical debate.
America’s first Ebola diagnosis, a pro-ICBM clothing exchange, and Joe Biden on being number two.
Can ayahuasca cure writer’s block?