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




I’d Walk a Mile

Philip Terzian goes Camel hunting

Oct 20, 2014, Vol. 20, No. 06

David Clark

Guided Torture

Philip Terzian takes a (mandatory) tour

Aug 18, 2014, Vol. 19, No. 46

david gothard

The Snake in the Garden

Philip Terzian, epical exterminator

Jun 23, 2014, Vol. 19, No. 39

Hero and/or Martyr

Hero and/or Martyr

One desperate act and its unintended consequences.

May 26, 2014, Vol. 19, No. 35


Unfree Speech

May 19, 2014, Vol. 19, No. 34

The Original Mad Man

The Original Mad Man

Al Feldstein, 1925-2014.

May 19, 2014, Vol. 19, No. 34

Background Music

The Elevator Blues

Philip Terzian, Muzak Man.

Apr 14, 2014, Vol. 19, No. 29

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


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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