september 1884

From This Issue

All Articles

  • Painting of clouds pouring from the volcano on Krakatoa in south western Indonesia during the early stages of the eruption in 1883
    Hulton Archive / Getty

    The Volcanic Eruption of Krakatoa

    “On the afternoon of the 26th there were violent explosions at Krakatoa, which were heard as far as Batavia. High waves first retreated, and then rolled upon both sides of the strait. During a night of pitchy darkness these horrors continued with increasing violence, augmented at midnight by electrical phenomena on a terrifying scale.”

  • The Despotism of Party

    “The majority in each party should again control its action, and the minority should frankly obey.”

Enjoy unlimited access to all of our journalism.

Magazine Archive

September 1995 – Present