Taki Theodoracopulos

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Taki is an ex-Greek Davis Cup player as well as a former captain of the Greek national karate team. He has won the U.S. national veterans judo championship twice, and in 2008 was world veterans judo champion 70 and over. Since 1967, when he began his career with National Review, he has been a columnist for the London Spectator, the London Sunday Times, Esquire Magazine, Vanity Fair and Chronicles Magazine. In 2002 he founded The American Conservative with Pat Buchanan. He has covered the Vietnam War as well as the Yom Kippur War and the Cyprus conflict of 1974.


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Georgie Porgie, Pudding and Lies

Georgie Porgie, Pudding and Lies

February 24, 2018

Gstaad—It was nostalgia time at Prince Victor Emmanuel’s birthday party

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Good for the Gander

Good for the Gander

February 17, 2018

#Me Too! It happened right here, in Gstaad, last week. A man in his mid-50s,

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Annoyed? #MeToo

Annoyed? #MeToo

February 10, 2018

Gstaad—For some strange reason there have been no #MeToo complaints around

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The Smell of Hypocrisy

The Smell of Hypocrisy

February 03, 2018

Gstaad—I had a whiff of it as it rolled in from the east, the smell of

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Oh, Bingbing It

Oh, Bingbing It

January 27, 2018

Before his untimely death last year, David Tang had attended a Pugs club

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Eros Wept

Eros Wept

January 20, 2018

I spent the better part of two sunny days indoors writing about authenticity

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Blue Blood Blunder

Blue Blood Blunder

January 13, 2018

Had she claimed to be 100 percent African-American, or to be lesbian,

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Hangover Helper

Hangover Helper

January 06, 2018

When the snow finally stopped, the sublime silence of the stars above made for

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Crazy for Christmas

Crazy for Christmas

December 23, 2017

Here we go, it’s that time of year again! Yippee! And get your wallets out.

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Happy Christmas From Hollywood

Happy Christmas From Hollywood

December 16, 2017

Is there anything not to like about Christmas? The answer is a resounding NO,

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Camels and Controversy

Camels and Controversy

December 09, 2017

Like the song almost says, what a difference a year makes: 2017 is not over

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Trial by Fury

Trial by Fury

December 02, 2017

There’s fear and loathing in this town, and in El Lay it’s even worse.

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Cancel the Oscars, Bring On the Harveys

Cancel the Oscars, Bring On the Harveys

November 25, 2017

Two rather splendid dinners given in the Bagel by George Livanos and Mick

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Wild at West Point

Wild at West Point

November 18, 2017

What news can one report from the Home of the Depraved after the church

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How the Big Lie Works

How the Big Lie Works

November 11, 2017

A dinner by Michael Mailer in honor of Arki Busson in Michael’s brilliant

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Sadiq Khan’s Cesspit

Sadiq Khan’s Cesspit

November 04, 2017

I have a message for the London mayor, Sadiq Khan: You and your policies stink!

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Stale Bagel

Stale Bagel

October 28, 2017

I hate to say this, but the quality of life in the Bagel has crashed in a

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Hypocritical Oaths

Hypocritical Oaths

October 21, 2017

The only woman who has not been sexually harassed and possibly raped by Harvey

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Let’s Talk About Harvey

Let’s Talk About Harvey

October 14, 2017

I smell a rat when it comes to Harvey Weinstein. Let’s take it from the

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Gigolo Journal

Gigolo Journal

October 07, 2017

The death of the richest woman on the planet, as the tabloids dubbed Liliane

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Forty Winks

Forty Winks

September 30, 2017

I think this week marks my fortieth anniversary as a Spectator columnist, but

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The Fondest of Farewells

The Fondest of Farewells

September 23, 2017

As everyone who stands up when a lady enters the room knows, the

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Death of Venice

Death of Venice

September 16, 2017

I’m in Venice for the film festival that just ended, and as an American

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Saudi Thugs and Book Plugs

Saudi Thugs and Book Plugs

September 09, 2017

After the heat in Greece, the Alps are cool and green and very comfortable. My

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Live and Let Di

Live and Let Di

September 02, 2017

I was appalled. She had asked Lord John Somerset to ask me to join her, and I

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New Man Lives

New Man Lives

August 26, 2017

When the Germans smuggled arguably the world’s most evil man into Russia 100

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