The Harvard Political Review strives to produce insightful and original articles in a pithy, precise package. However, some subjects require a far broader scope and greater degree of research to provide a truly effective analysis. Thus the HPR has compiled its Literary Supplement, a new project devoted to lengthier, more thorough pieces.
Long-form articles of this sort have become a burgeoning platform for journalism; they nestle comfortably between rapid-fire blogging and the latest 300-page policy hardback. Such discursive pieces are as equally rewarding in the pages of those thick pamphlets at the bottom of the news rack as they are published on an iPad, or even on a smartphone–in the palm of your hand.
In a similar way, the HPR hopes to provide a novel avenue for writers to pursue subjects at length and in depth. Harvard’s campus publications have saturated the features, blog, and literary platforms with spectacular student content. The HPR plans on extending this excellence to the arena of long-form, well-researched investigations with its Literary Supplement.
This inaugural online edition features writers delving into topics ranging from the novels of Haruki Murakami to Ronald Dworkin’s moral philosophy. We believe this new format will allow the HPR to cover more complex and nuanced issues, as well as deliver even deeper, more comprehensive articles to our readers.