Walter Karp Collection


Journalist, author, and historian Walter Karp was a vigilant and courageous advocate of American civil liberties and a voice of political dissent whose angry, sometimes comic, and always impassioned articles and essays graced the pages of Harper’s Magazine for over a decade until his death in 1989. Now you can purchase a collection of Karp’s books—including Politics of War: The Story of Two Wars Which Altered Forever the Political Life of the American Republic, his landmark study of the United States’ emergence as a world power between the years 1890 and 1920—for 52% off retail price in the Harper’s store. Rounding out the Walter Karp bundle are: Buried Alive: Essays on Our Endangered RepublicLiberty Under Siege: American Politics 1976–1988; and Indispensable Enemies: The Politics of Misrule in America.