Going Postal Going Postal

Bravo and Happy Birthday to Harper's Magazine, and to Lewis Lapham and John (Rick) MacArthur (editor and publisher, respectively).

Jun 1, 2000 / Editorial / The Editors

Microsoft: Breaking Up Is Good to Do Microsoft: Breaking Up Is Good to Do

The pace of recent events made one of the most significant rulings in the history of American antitrust law seem like an anti-climax.

Jun 8, 2000 / Feature / Eben Moglen

McCullers: Canon Fodder? McCullers: Canon Fodder?

What makes an American writer? In today's narrow, backlashed literary market the chain of command is quite clear. The "greats" are Updike, Pynchon, Mailer, Bellow and Roth.

Jun 8, 2000 / Books & the Arts / Sarah Schulman

‘Spies’ Under the Persian Rug ‘Spies’ Under the Persian Rug

Early in the morning on Tuesday, May 2, as I opened my apartment door to pick up the New York Times, I was struck by a large front-page picture of a man in Iranian prison unifo...

Jun 8, 2000 / Books & the Arts / Mansour Farhang

Reno: Getting It From All Sides Reno: Getting It From All Sides

A week after she ordered federal agents to seize Elián González from his relatives in Miami, Republican critics were snarling, the Miami Cuban community was venti...

Jun 8, 2000 / Feature / Lars-Erik Nelson

Pacifica: The Last Word Pacifica: The Last Word

"Biased" was the term used most often in the scores of letters sent in response to John Dinges's "What's Going on at Pacifi

Jun 8, 2000 / Letters / Our Readers

Affirmative Retraction Affirmative Retraction

A century ago, as America made clear its retreat from the egalitarian gains of Reconstruction, two powerful voices set out differing agendas for how black Americans should respon...

Jun 15, 2000 / Books & the Arts / Philip A. Klinkner

The Laboratories of Democracy The Laboratories of Democracy

Nothing is more galling to scientists than outsiders questioning their research priorities.

Oct 10, 2002 / Books & the Arts / Jonathan Kimmelman

Racism: Coded as Culture? Racism: Coded as Culture?

This book makes a good case for racism--the word, not the ideology. What necessitated a defense?

Oct 10, 2002 / Books & the Arts / Paul Reitter

Raceball in Boston Raceball in Boston

Any fan who over the years has attended a baseball game at Boston's Fenway Park notices how few African-Americans are in the stands.

Oct 10, 2002 / Books & the Arts / Louis P. Masur