Philip Terzian

Literary Editor

How I Got Here From There

Philip Terzian's alternative path

Nov 16, 2015, Vol. 21, No. 10 • By PHILIP TERZIAN



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Slow Joe

3:20 PM, Oct 20, 2015

Rows of Bookshelves

Banned Books Week, Busted

10:00 AM, Oct 3, 2015

Jori Bolton

Hangers On

Philip Terzian, always suitable

Oct 5, 2015, Vol. 21, No. 04

Old Man of the Mountain

Reflections on McKinley/Denali.

11:00 AM, Sep 3, 2015

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Cameron Among the Commoners

10:30 AM, Aug 19, 2015

Warren Harding

Notes on a Scandal

Warren Harding, philanderer.

11:00 AM, Aug 14, 2015

Edward Heath with Margaret Thatcher,

Britain’s Moral Panic

Poor Ted Heath.

Aug 24, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 47

Graham Lindsey

Lindsey Graham, Officer and a Gentleman

Ignore that hit piece in the Washington Post.

3:29 PM, Aug 5, 2015

Jori Bolton

Marriage à la Modesto

Philip Terzian, the Reverend

Jul 20, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 42


A Swing and a Miss from Jon Stewart

His latest foray into media criticism leaves much to be desired.

11:44 AM, Jun 4, 2015

Dave Clegg

Their Money or Your Life

Philip Terzian, down and out in D.C.

Apr 27, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 31

Howard Schultz

Howard Schultz, Horrible Boss

2:30 PM, Mar 18, 2015

The Weekly Standard

Trophy Summer

Philip Terzian’s lone laurel

Feb 16, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 22

Courtesy RS

A Credulous Press Feeds the PC Mob

Where was journalistic skepticism at Rolling Stone?

Dec 22, 2014, Vol. 20, No. 15

Gary Locke

Voice of Experience

Philip Terzian, literary chauffeur

Dec 8, 2014, Vol. 20, No. 13

Winston Churchill as prime minister (1945)

Winston Is Back

A smart, funny, timely tribute to the Great Man

Nov 24, 2014, Vol. 20, No. 11

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Philip Terzian is literary editor of The Weekly Standard. A native of the Washington, DC, area and a journalist for over 40 years, he has been a writer and editor at Reuters, newspapers in Alabama and Kentucky, the New Republic, the Los Angeles Times, and was editorial page editor of the Providence Journal. For 20 years he wrote a political/foreign affairs column syndicated by the Scripps Howard News Service. During 1978-79 he was speechwriter for Secretary of State Cyrus Vance.

Terzian has been a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in commentary, Pulitzer juror, media fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford, traveling fellow of the American Journalism Foundation, and is a member of the American Council on Germany. He is a contributor to the Wall Street Journal, Commentary, the New Criterion, the Times Literary Supplement, Sewanee Review, and other publications. In 2010 Encounter Books published his book Architects of Power: Roosevelt, Eisenhower, and the American Century.

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