Heart of Darkness

The Evil of Occupation

The Evil of Occupation

August 08, 2014

Ask any Greek about the Turks and the best you’ll get is a grimace. More

High Life

Get Me to Wyoming!

Get Me to Wyoming!

August 02, 2014

I am looking out my window at the green landscape and forested mountains rising

The Untold Story

Which Holocaust Did You Mean?

Which Holocaust Did You Mean?

July 31, 2014

I wagered a Takimag writer that the New York Times and its international excuse

The Untold Story

Deutschland, Deutschland!

Deutschland, Deutschland!

July 25, 2014

Boo to the C.I.A.! It got caught spying on Germany and its top man in Berlin

Sports

The Head Hooligans

The Head Hooligans

July 01, 2014

The greatest criminal and most profitable enterprise the world over is FIFA. I

Vile Bodies

Nouveau Retch

Nouveau Retch

June 17, 2014

“Summertime, and the livin’ is easy,” as the song tells us. Or it used to

The Untold Story

White Devils for a Free Africa

White Devils for a Free Africa

June 05, 2014

I write this while American unmanned flights and 18 American “specialists”

The Untold Story

Don’t Bait the Bears

Don’t Bait the Bears

April 25, 2014

Back in 1961 a CIA agent and I approached Thomas Lejus, who won the 1959

Afternoon Delight

Mental Qatardation

Mental Qatardation

March 11, 2014

For some fifty years now it seems that God has played a great joke on mankind,

The Untold Story

Return of the Japan Scam

Return of the Japan Scam

March 05, 2014

One of life’s safest bets is that following a visit by a Japanese premier to

Hollywood

The Two 007s

The Two 007s

February 26, 2014

In the movie business, conventional wisdom has it that to succeed at the box

International Affairs

Tightening the Noose Around Iran

Tightening the Noose Around Iran

February 20, 2014

My first memories of learning were The Iliad and The Odyssey. This was Greece,

International Affairs

A Post-American Middle East

A Post-American Middle East

February 04, 2014

GSTAAD—From the top of the mountain that overlooks my Swiss chalet I can

The Untold Story

World War I

World War I

January 14, 2014

By the time August rolls around there will be hundreds of books, thousands of

High Life

Joy Is a State of Mind

Joy Is a State of Mind

January 08, 2014

Welcome, Mr. 2014. If you turn out as good as Mr. 2013 did, we’ll get along

Media

All the News Their Bias Allows

All the News Their Bias Allows

January 02, 2014

One of the great but perverse pleasures of my life when I’m in New York City

The Untold Story

Same Old Neocons

Same Old Neocons

December 24, 2013

During these holidays we should take a second and send our best wishes to the

Looking Back

When We Had Balls

When We Had Balls

December 03, 2013

I recently sat down with a friend of more than fifty years, Reinaldo Herrera,

The Untold Story

The Turkey Who Cried Wolf

The Turkey Who Cried Wolf

November 28, 2013

Here’s a funny coincidence. Just as Netanyahu is hyperventilating against the

Cultural Caviar

The Art of the Comeback

The Art of the Comeback

November 26, 2013

Is there anything better for Christmas than a bit of a laugh? Well, a visit by,

Knock Off

Life in the Olive Republic

Life in the Olive Republic

November 06, 2013

Like all proper banana republics, the Olive Republic of Greece has jailed some

Hollywood

Last Tango in Baghdad

Last Tango in Baghdad

October 27, 2013

James Toback is a very intelligent screenwriter and director who discovered

Sports

Bobby Rigged

Bobby Rigged

October 03, 2013

A man whose reputation rivals that of the Clintons’ for dishonesty and lies

Idiocracy

Valhalla for the Inarticulate

Valhalla for the Inarticulate

September 03, 2013

Cicero was a wise human being who wrote that a man with a garden and a library

The Untold Story

Democracy’s Dhimmis and Dummies

Democracy’s Dhimmis and Dummies

August 21, 2013

There is no doubt in my mind that we wish our destruction. What else could it

International Affairs

What the Middle East Really Needs

What the Middle East Really Needs

July 31, 2013

If I hear or read one more American hack mentioning the word “democracy”

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