Balancing Opinion With Perspective

As a reader, my affection for Harper’s Magazine continues to grow. That’s not because of its leftward political cant, but because its articles contain explanatory substance behind most provocative statements made. That could be because in the shape the U.S. is in, the leftward leaners feel a need to explain every step they take, but then that’s an issue for at least a six-pak of someone’s lager.