Brian C. Anderson

Brian C. Anderson is the editor of City Journal, the cultural and political quarterly published by the Manhattan Institute. He also serves as host of City Journal’s “10 Blocks” podcast, delving into rich conversations on urban policy and culture with other editors, contributors, and special guests. Formerly, he was senior editor of City Journal and a research associate at the American Enterprise Institute. As editor, Anderson has overseen the enormously successful expansion of City Journal’s website. His guidance has broadened City Journal’s reach and influence, with the addition of many new authors. In his years editing City Journal, the quarterly has continued to be one of the nation’s premier public-policy magazines. Anderson received the 2023 Thomas L. Phillips Career Achievement Award from the Fund for American Studies, recognizing major contributions in the field of journalism.

Anderson’s work has appeared in the Wall Street Journal, the Los Angeles Times, the New York PostThe New Criterion, Commentary, National Review, First Things, the Claremont Review of Books, and dozens of other publications. He is author of Against the Obamanet (Encounter Broadsiders No. 43) (2015), Democratic Capitalism and Its Discontents (2007), South Park Conservatives (2005), Raymond Aron: The Recovery of the Political (1998) and coauthor of A Manifesto for Media Freedom (2008), and editor of The Beholden State: California’s Lost Promise and How to Recapture It (2013). The New York Times described Anderson as one of “the most probing and erudite political essayists of our day.”

Anderson holds a Ph.D. in political philosophy from the University of Ottawa and an M.A. and a B.A. from Boston College.