Edward Luce

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The Honourable
Edward Luce
Edward Luce May 2012.jpg
Born (1968-06-01) 1 June 1968 (age 50)
Sussex, England
Occupation Author, journalist
Nationality British
Genre Non-fiction
Subject American politics and economics, India
Relatives Richard Luce (father), Sir William Luce (grandfather)

Edward Luce (born 1 June 1968) is an English journalist and the Financial Times chief US commentator and columnist based in Washington, D.C. Before that he was the Financial Times' Washington bureau chief, and South Asia bureau chief based in New Delhi.[1]

Luce is the son of conservative politician Richard Luce; his first cousin is actress Miranda Hart. He completed his secondary education at various boarding schools around Sussex, graduated with a degree in Philosophy, Politics and Economics from New College, Oxford in 1990, and received a post-graduate diploma in newspaper journalism from City University, London.[2][1]

His first job was as a correspondent for The Guardian in Geneva, Switzerland.[3][4] He joined the Financial Times in 1995 and initially reported from the Philippines,[1] after which he took a one-year sabbatical working in Washington, D.C. as speech writer for Lawrence Summers, then US treasury secretary (1999–2001) during the Clinton administration.[1][5]


  • In Spite of the Gods: The Strange Rise of Modern India (Little, Brown, 2006, ISBN 978-0316729819)
  • Time To Start Thinking: America and the Spectre of Decline (Little, Brown, 2012, ISBN 978-1408702758, published with a different subtitle in North America: Time to Start Thinking: America in the Age of Descent)
  • The Retreat of Western Liberalism, (Little, Brown, 2017, ISBN 978-1408710418)


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