Warshington

Intervention Tension

Intervention Tension

June 06, 2018

I recently had a spirited discussion with the British historian James Holland,

Looking Back

When Paris Shut Down

When Paris Shut Down

May 16, 2018

Bonjour, mes amis! Fifty years ago this month I was living in Paris and life

Cultural Caviar

Taki Overboard

Taki Overboard

April 18, 2018

April, according to the poet, is the cruelest month, and it got crueler 106

Heart of Darkness

Roger the Dodger

Roger the Dodger

March 07, 2018

Okay, all you readers: You are weak, easily manipulated, led by the nose to the

Cultural Caviar

Book Review: ‘A Moment in Time’

Book Review: ‘A Moment in Time’

February 15, 2018

A Moment in Time reminded me of English women expatriates I had met in the

Looking Back

Ski Salons

Ski Salons

January 13, 2018

What I miss most up here in the Alps are the literary lunches conducted on the

The Untold Story

Listen for the Noise

Listen for the Noise

December 19, 2017

Rose-colored glasses conceded, the ’50s were still the best decade ever.

The Untold Story

Saudi Shakedown

Saudi Shakedown

December 05, 2017

If you thought comedy was dead, take a look at the newest Napoleon on the

Politics

The Mystery of Socialism’s Enduring Appeal

The Mystery of Socialism’s Enduring Appeal

October 18, 2017

This is very strange. I left the old continent a disunited mess, with African

The Untold Story

Sins of Silicon Valley

Sins of Silicon Valley

October 03, 2017

Instead of getting life without parole in one of those white isolation cells in

The Untold Story

The Haiti of Europe

The Haiti of Europe

August 31, 2017

Greece is a small beautiful country in the southeastern part of Europe, a place

Pronouns

The Gender Racket

The Gender Racket

August 24, 2017

One of my many regrets is that when I was young and on the tennis circuit, I

The Untold Story

Stay Hungary

Stay Hungary

June 30, 2017

Once upon a time the American Establishment enjoyed business paragons such as

The Untold Story

A Monumental Disgrace

A Monumental Disgrace

June 20, 2017

They’re falling like dominoes, starting with the great Robert E. Lee, whose

The Untold Story

To Tell You the Truth…

To Tell You the Truth…

April 21, 2017

If the Clintons were not as down-market as they are, they would have fit in

The Untold Story

Poor Uncle Sam

Poor Uncle Sam

March 31, 2017

William F. Buckley spent his adult winter months in Rougemont, an alpine resort

Vile Bodies

What the Zuck?!

What the Zuck?!

March 06, 2017

Who was it who said that behind every great fortune lies a great crime? The

Issue of the Century

What a Mess

What a Mess

February 15, 2017

I write this from a small village high up in the Swiss Alps, where I have just

Oy Vey!

The Best of Times, the Worst of ‘Times’

The Best of Times, the Worst of ‘Times’

December 02, 2016

Even by modern, cataclysmically hysterical standards, the postelection

The Untold Story

Book Retorts

Book Retorts

November 08, 2016

American writers are on a roll. Bob Dylan wins the Nobel in Literature (for

The Untold Story

Fat Cats Are Wearing Thin

Fat Cats Are Wearing Thin

October 10, 2016

A bunch of charlatans and clowns met in Athens, Greece, at the end of September

Vile Bodies

A Dream Wedding…for the Tabloids

A Dream Wedding…for the Tabloids

September 01, 2016

The Brits are big on weddings, and Pippa is getting hitched sometime this

Sports

Losing Games

Losing Games

August 25, 2016

In the summer of 1992 BC (before Clinton) I was cruising in Greece with William

Zeitgeist

Glitz and Gore

Glitz and Gore

August 03, 2016

The Negresco is a beautiful rococo belle epoque hotel built around the turn of

Takimag Classic

Lists to Live By

Lists to Live By

July 18, 2016

As a child, the only list I had ever heard about was the FBI Ten Most Wanted.

The Untold Story

More Questions Than Answers

More Questions Than Answers

June 27, 2016

Dancing around an unpleasant reality is what politics are all about

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