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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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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Youth Is Wasted on the Dumb

Youth Is Wasted on the Dumb

August 19, 2017

As Jacob Rees-Mogg said in a different context, a happy birthday at my age is a

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Dubious Knights and Ladies

Dubious Knights and Ladies

August 12, 2017

Greece is jasmine, bougainvillea, mimosa, cypresses, olive trees, pines,

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Greece Is the Word

Greece Is the Word

August 05, 2017

I’ve stayed far away from the new barbarians with their choppers, tanklike

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A Tale of Two Parties

A Tale of Two Parties

July 29, 2017

I am surfing along the Cycladic islands on a 125-foot classic that was launched

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‘Spectator’ Sport

‘Spectator’ Sport

July 22, 2017

I switch personalities at Spectator parties, depending on who the guests are:

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Long Live the Pugs

Long Live the Pugs

July 15, 2017

I was going through my paces in Hyde Park, sweating out the booze, raising the

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The Royal Treatment

The Royal Treatment

July 08, 2017

A funny thing happened on my way to lunch last week. I opened the Daily Mail

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Talking Ship

Talking Ship

July 01, 2017

A major Greek shipowner, whose political knowledge matches his wealth and

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Collective Stupidity

Collective Stupidity

June 24, 2017

The most famous epigrammatic nugget of wisdom appears in The Leopard,

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Heart of Stone

Heart of Stone

June 17, 2017

I was busy explaining why the election was not a disaster to a 23-year-old

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A Soft Manhattan Night

A Soft Manhattan Night

June 10, 2017

Main Street is a place, but it’s mostly an idea. It’s locally owned shops

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Scum Life

Scum Life

June 03, 2017

I feel like an obituary writer, what with Nick Scott, Roger Moore, Alistair

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Dinner With Spies

Dinner With Spies

May 27, 2017

Although both guilt and innocence fascinate me, I’m not so sure there is such

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Affairs to Remember

Affairs to Remember

May 20, 2017

The dinner party at an old friend’s house was as chic as it gets. Then a

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