Philip Terzian

Literary Editor
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The Elevator Blues

Philip Terzian, Muzak Man.

Apr 14, 2014, Vol. 19, No. 29 • By PHILIP TERZIAN


michael sloan

They Laughed

Philip Terzian, jazz pianist

Feb 24, 2014, Vol. 19, No. 23

david gothard

Now, Where Was I?

Philip Terzian remembers November 1963

Dec 2, 2013, Vol. 19, No. 12

The Good German

4:46 PM, Nov 12, 2013

Washington Post / D.C. Public Library

Beltway as Metaphor

Philip Terzian's nostalgic ride around the Beltway

Oct 7, 2013, Vol. 19, No. 05

David gothard

I Read, Therefore I am

Aug 26, 2013, Vol. 18, No. 47

Detroit Institute of Arts

At What Price?

The value of the Detroit Institute of Arts to Detroit is an open question.

Aug 19, 2013, Vol. 18, No. 46

Chris Gall

Death By Numbers

Philip Terzian, innumerate

May 20, 2013, Vol. 18, No. 34

Famous Folks

A Voice, Not an Echo

Philip Terzian on our speech impediment

Apr 1, 2013, Vol. 18, No. 28

The Falklands: 99.8 percent say this is a herd of sheep, not un rebaño de ovejas

Stand with the Falklands

Mar 25, 2013, Vol. 18, No. 27

Donald Westlake

Say It Ain’t So, Lance

Philip Terzian, circumspect fan

Feb 11, 2013, Vol. 18, No. 21

Charles Curtis

Heap Big Irony

Philip Terzian salutes a conservative Indian

Dec 3, 2012, Vol. 18, No. 12

Washington Post HQ

Declining Kingdom, Waning Power

The Washington Post changes editors, world yawns.

Nov 26, 2012, Vol. 18, No. 11

Terzian reads at the movies.

Dim Viewer

Philip Terzian, the non-moviegoer

Oct 15, 2012, Vol. 18, No. 05

Mitt Romney, throwback.

The Anachronistic Candidate

Mitt Romney, throwback.

Sep 10, 2012, Vol. 17, No. 48

Disconnected Dots

4:21 PM, Aug 6, 2012

Newspaper boy

Ex Post Facto

Philip Terzian, former newspaperman.

Jul 23, 2012, Vol. 17, No. 42

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Philip Terzian is literary editor of The Weekly Standard. A native of the Washington, DC, area and a journalist for nearly 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 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, and other publications. In 2010 Encounter Books published his book Architects of Power: Roosevelt, Eisenhower, and the American Century. Terzian is married with two children.

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