Philip Terzian

Literary Editor
Dave Clegg

Their Money or Your Life

Philip Terzian, down and out in D.C.

Apr 27, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 31 • By PHILIP TERZIAN


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High Culture’s Paladin

Hilton Kramer, 1928-2012.

Apr 9, 2012, Vol. 17, No. 29

Cartoon of George Washington hailing a taxi

The Ghosts of Washington

Philip Terzian, ghost hunter

Mar 19, 2012, Vol. 17, No. 26

Where's the Outrage?

5:50 PM, Feb 23, 2012


Ungentlemanly Agreement

2:55 PM, Jan 17, 2012

Cartoon of a man looking very happy in the snow

In the Bleak Midwinter

Philip Terzian, cold man

Jan 23, 2012, Vol. 17, No. 18

Rick Santorum

Rick Santorum and Independents

3:34 PM, Jan 6, 2012

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Turning Away from Europe

Turkey’s second thoughts.

Dec 19, 2011, Vol. 17, No. 14


1968 and All That

Philip Terzian, primary critic

Dec 5, 2011, Vol. 17, No. 12

McMartin Preschool

Remember McMartin

1:27 PM, Nov 11, 2011

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‘To Bigotry No Sanction’

Nov 7, 2011, Vol. 17, No. 08

Steve Jobs

Jobs Without Tears

Prophet or master salesman?

3:00 PM, Oct 10, 2011

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Je ne regrette rien

Philip Terzian, monolinguist

Oct 17, 2011, Vol. 17, No. 05

Chris Christie at townhall

Be Like Ike

4:16 PM, Sep 28, 2011

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Will the leatherbound volume go the way of the eight-track tape?

Sep 19, 2011, Vol. 17, No. 01

The Qaddafis Need Your Help

A Parody.

12:10 PM, Sep 2, 2011


Scared Shirtless

Philip Terzian, student of survival

Sep 5, 2011, Vol. 16, No. 47


I Say Qaddafi, You Say Qathafi

1:18 PM, Aug 24, 2011

President Franklin D. Roosevelt

Straying Far from Reality

9:02 AM, Aug 20, 2011

Attached to modern comforts

AC for D.C.

Jul 4, 2011, Vol. 16, No. 40

Rep. Anthony Weiner (D, N.Y.)

Weiner’s Choice

1:06 PM, Jun 9, 2011


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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