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Philip Terzian

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The Snake in the Garden

Philip Terzian, epical exterminator

Jun 23, 2014, Vol. 19, No. 39 • By PHILIP TERZIAN

 

Norris Church Mailer, RIP

Norris Church Mailer, RIP

An intriguing, if unmentioned, biographical detail.

2:53 PM, Nov 23, 2010

Book Review: Understanding China

Book Review: Understanding China

Inside the mind of the ambitious economic power.

6:30 AM, Nov 23, 2010

Book Review: A Peep into the Nest

Book Review: A Peep into the Nest

What do the lives of birds tell us about our own?

6:30 AM, Nov 19, 2010

Book Review: A Lesson in Failure

Book Review: A Lesson in Failure

A fair assessment of the complicated Franklin Pierce.

5:55 PM, Nov 17, 2010

Big Brother Is Scanning You

Big Brother Is Scanning You

But the problem isn’t the technology.

2:28 PM, Nov 17, 2010

Tina Fey Redux

Tina Fey Redux

No good humorist goes unpunished.

3:32 PM, Nov 15, 2010

Bush and Troops

Only Yesterday

A president remembers what some have forgotten.

Nov 22, 2010, Vol. 16, No. 10

Pudd’nhead Kaminsky

Pudd’nhead Kaminsky

Why Mark Twain would love the Mark Twain prize.

6:30 AM, Nov 11, 2010

Money for Nothing

Money for Nothing

How foundations waste their legacy.

7:33 AM, Nov 4, 2010

What’s Next for Walter Scott?

What’s Next for Walter Scott?

Forbidden pleasures of Sunday morning.

12:00 AM, Nov 2, 2010

One Man’s Cheekiness

One Man’s Cheekiness

Finding press bias in the darndest places

2:24 PM, Nov 1, 2010

Countdown to Destruction

Countdown to Destruction

Why World War II was inevitable.

10:45 AM, Nov 1, 2010

Hold the Phone

Hold the Phone

Philip Terzian, chatterbox.

Nov 8, 2010, Vol. 16, No. 08

Is Kentucky Southern?

Is Kentucky Southern?

How the Bluegrass State was (re)born.

12:25 PM, Oct 28, 2010

Getting Away From It All

Getting Away From It All

Geoffrey Wolff attempts to fathom the inscrutable solo sailor Joshua Slocum.

7:45 AM, Oct 28, 2010

To Kill a Mockingbird, Again

To Kill a Mockingbird, Again

4:00 PM, Oct 26, 2010

Thus Spake Angela

Thus Spake Angela

Nov 1, 2010, Vol. 16, No. 07

BIOGRAPHY

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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