US National Editor, The Financial Times
Apr 17, 2019
Edward Luce
US National Editor, The Financial Times

U.S. National Editor and Columnist for The Financial Times, Edward Luce is one of the paper’s most popular writers and “one of the finest journalists of our time.” A U.K. native, Oxford graduate, and former speechwriter for Treasury Secretary Larry Summers, he is highly regarded by policymakers, leaders, and political junkies.

Luce’s book, The Retreat of Western Liberalism, examines the weakening of western hegemony and the crisis of democratic liberalism ― of which Donald Trump and his European counterparts are not the cause, but a symptom. The New York Times called the book “insightful and harrowing.” Luce’s previous book, Time to Start Thinking: America in the Age of Descent, was described as “a masterful portrait of America.” He also is the author of In Spite of the Gods, praised by The Economist as “likely to be the definitive book on India for some time to come.”

At the FT,  Luce has also served as Washington bureau chief, Capital Markets editor, correspondent to the Philippines, and South Asia bureau chief.  Articles and commentaries by Luce that have garnered a lot of attention in the past year have included: “The boy who escaped Trump country,” “Britain’s Voyage to Inglorious Isolation,” and “Donald Trump leaves Angela Merkel to stand up for liberal values.” With his FT colleague Rana Foroohar, he writes “Swamp Notes,” a twice weekly newsletter on money and power in Trump’s America and the big themes driving politics, business, and markets.

A Graduate of Oxford University in Politics, Philosophy and Economics, he received his post-graduate in journalism from City University, London. He is a frequent guest on PBS NewsHour, NPR, and C-SPAN.