PC World

Thought Police on the Tennis Court

Thought Police on the Tennis Court

March 25, 2012

Here we go again, sports fans! During a recent tennis match between two

Moolah

An Envious Europe Looks West

An Envious Europe Looks West

March 08, 2012

When the bloated and declawed Las Vegas casino-money recipient Newt Gingrich

Middle East

Syria’s False Revolution

Syria’s False Revolution

March 05, 2012

A couple of weeks ago I wrote in this here mag about Syria. I played it safe.

Europe

Charge Them With Corruption!

Charge Them With Corruption!

February 27, 2012

I was sad to read that the Attikon Cinema on Stadiou Street in central Athens

Middle East

Why Assad Has Survived

Why Assad Has Survived

February 12, 2012

As I watched last week’s Western posturing after the Russo-Chinese veto of

Afternoon Delight

Ship of Cowards

Ship of Cowards

January 28, 2012

It wasn’t Italy’s finest hour. Not even Gabrielle D’Annunzio—poet,

Media

The World’s Most Dishonest Newspaper

The World’s Most Dishonest Newspaper

January 06, 2012

When I was last in the Big Bagel (as I call Noo Yawk), a policeman who’d been

High Life

Receiving Oral at Delphi

Receiving Oral at Delphi

December 26, 2011

I flew to Delphi to consult with the oracle, and the old girl had a lot to say

Christendom

The Folly of Disbelief

The Folly of Disbelief

December 23, 2011

A reader has registered surprise that I am not an atheist. I am surprised that

High Life

Once Upon a Time on the Riviera

Once Upon a Time on the Riviera

November 14, 2011

A recent libel case won by Lady Moore, wife of Sir Roger Moore of James Bond

High Life

The Spectator’s Simple Genius

The Spectator’s Simple Genius

October 24, 2011

The London Spectator is the oldest weekly magazine of the English-speaking

Beau Monde

Remembrance of Black American Fugitives Past

Remembrance of Black American Fugitives Past

October 17, 2011

Hearing about the black American fugitive who was caught recently after 40

Europe

Roundup of Europe’s Meltdown

Roundup of Europe’s Meltdown

September 25, 2011

OK. Things are heating up in the old continent after a boiling summer. October

Beau Monde

Setting the Record Straight on Jackie O

Setting the Record Straight on Jackie O

September 16, 2011

Jacqueline Kennedy’s oral history is now out, as told to the Kennedy courtier

Europe

The Vicious Circle of Greek Politics

The Vicious Circle of Greek Politics

August 22, 2011

Most people in America don’t realize that Greece is a very new country—its

Cultural Caviar

That Magical September

That Magical September

August 15, 2011

On September 1, 1957, a pretty French girl by the name of Patricia and an

Obit

Freud Slips Into the Void

Freud Slips Into the Void

July 26, 2011

I’ve had a longstanding instinctive loathing of those who perpetrate gimmick

Scandal

Inappropriate Touching Among the Untouchables

Inappropriate Touching Among the Untouchables

July 14, 2011

We all know that the rich and powerful are seldom held accountable. Take, for

Remembrance

Better a Hero Than a Celebrity

Better a Hero Than a Celebrity

July 04, 2011

I first met Sir Patrick Leigh Fermor in the summer of 1977 in Corfu. I was

Israel

Pre ‘67 Borders or Bust

Pre ‘67 Borders or Bust

May 20, 2011

Israel – Palestine – President Obama finally articulated last night what

Vile Bodies

Liberal Indigestion

Liberal Indigestion

May 08, 2011

Some thirty years or so ago, my friend P. J. O’Rourke came to dinner at my

Afternoon Delight

No Flowers for Charlie Sheen

No Flowers for Charlie Sheen

April 26, 2011

Gone are the days when I used to wear a tux to go see a Broadway show. These

Middle East

The Middle East for Dummies

The Middle East for Dummies

April 11, 2011

Let’s play the “What If?” game for a minute. What if I had written this

Human Rights

Body-Waxing at the United Nations

Body-Waxing at the United Nations

February 25, 2011

Remember the old cliché about someone who is perpetually vacillating between a

Vile Bodies

You Can’t Wax Lyrically About Brazilian Waxing

You Can’t Wax Lyrically About Brazilian Waxing

February 22, 2011

When a supermarket’s decision to put a modesty shield over a magazine cover

Remembrance

Rest in Peace, Dear Elaine

Rest in Peace, Dear Elaine

December 08, 2010

The death of anyone well known - especially in New York - invokes more clichés

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