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Eric Felten

Managing Editor, The Weekly Standard

Managing Editor, The Weekly Standard

Eric Felten is Managing Editor of The Weekly Standard, a journalist with a deep understanding of American politics and culture. He has appeared on NBC, Fox News, CNN, PBS, MSNBC, and C-SPAN, and has written for the Wall Street Journal, People, Washingtonian, Forbes, Reader’s Digest, National Geographic Traveler, and many other publications. His celebrated cocktail column in the Wall Street Journal won a James Beard Foundation award for best newspaper writing about wine, beer and spirits. His book How’s Your Drink? was named by BuzzFeed as one of the 65 books everyone should read in their twenties. His most recent book is Loyalty: The Vexing Virtue.  From 2009 to 2012 he wrote the culture columns, “De Gustibus” and “Postmodern Times,” for the Wall Street Journal. Felten was also host of the long-running Voice of America-TV current affairs talk show “On the Line,” and anchored VOA’s international broadcast coverage of national news events, including elections and State of the Union addresses. Before that, Eric was a consulting producer, and occasional panelist, for “The McLaughlin Group.”

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