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Benjamin Tarnoff

Benjamin Tarnoff

Benjamin Falco Tarnoff is a Columnist for The Guardian who writes about technology and politics. He is also a founding editor of Logic magazine.


Currently, Ben is a Columnist for The Guardian. His writing has also appeared in Jacobin, Lapham's Quarterly and The New York Times.

Benjamin is the author ofA Counterfeiter’s Paradise: The Wicked Lives and Surprising Adventures of Three Early American Moneymakers (2012) andThe Bohemians: Mark Twain and the San Francisco Writers Who Reinvented American Literature (2014).


Benjamin graduated summa cum laude from Harvard University. [1]

Personal Life

Benjamin's mother, K. Mathea Falco, is the president of Drug Strategies, a research institute in Washington that works to find more effective approaches to substance abuse prevention and treatment, and was the assistant secretary of state for international narcotics matters during the Carter administration. His father, Peter Tarnoff, retired as a foreign-policy consultant in San Francisco, and was a career diplomat with the State Department who served as undersecretary of state for political affairs in the Clinton administration, from 1993 to 1997, and was an executive secretary for the State Department in the Carter administration, from 1977 to 1981. His father was also the president of the Council on Foreign Relations from 1986 to 1993. [1] Benjamin has a brother, Alexander.

Benjamin is married to Moira Weigel. The ceremony was performed at the Oratory Church of St. Boniface, a Roman Catholic church in Brooklyn in 2014. [1]


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