Harper's Magazine

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Publication.png Harper's Magazine 
November 2004 Cover of Harper's Magazine.jpg
FoundedJune 1850
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Liberal New York magazine

Not to be confused with Harper's Weekly or Harper's Bazaar

Harper's Magazine is a monthly magazine of literature, politics, culture, finance, and the arts. Launched in New York City in June 1850, it is the second-oldest continuously published monthly magazine in the U.S.


In 1994, Harper's Magazine reported an admission by John Ehrlichman that the "war on drugs" was conceived by the administration of Richard Nixon as a self-serving social control policy.[1]

Politically, Harper's has at times been a vocal critic of U.S. domestic and foreign policies. Editor Lapham's monthly "Notebook" columns (until 2006) lambasted the Clinton and the George W. Bush administrations. Since 2003, the magazine has concentrated on reportage about U.S. war in Iraq, with long articles about the battle for Fallujah, and the cronyism of the American reconstruction of Iraq. Other reporting has covered abortion issues, cloning, and global warming.[2]

The March 2006 issue contained Celia Farber's article, "Out of Control: AIDS and the Corruption of Medical Science", presenting Peter Duesberg's theory that HIV does not cause AIDS.[3] The article was strongly criticized by some AIDS activists, scientists and physicians.[4]

In July 2020, Harper's published an open letter called "A Letter on Justice and Open Debate" criticizing "illiberalism" in (it did not use the term 'cancel culture') and promoting a tolerance of different viewpoints.[5] The appeal was strongly criticized activists, some taking umbrage at the participation of particular signatories such as J. K. Rowling, who faced criticism for her opinions on transgender issues.[6]

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