Taki Theodoracopulos

image of Taki Theodoracopulos

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.


High Life

Dubious Knights and Ladies

Dubious Knights and Ladies

August 12, 2017

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

High Life

Greece Is the Word

Greece Is the Word

August 05, 2017

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

High Life

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

High Life

‘Spectator’ Sport

‘Spectator’ Sport

July 22, 2017

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

High Life

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

High Life

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

High Life

Talking Ship

Talking Ship

July 01, 2017

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

High Life

Collective Stupidity

Collective Stupidity

June 24, 2017

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

High Life

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

High Life

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

High Life

Scum Life

Scum Life

June 03, 2017

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

High Life

Dinner With Spies

Dinner With Spies

May 27, 2017

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

High Life

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

High Life

Just a Gigolo

Just a Gigolo

May 13, 2017

Much like the poor, the charity ball has always been with us, but lately it’s

High Life

Remembering Gimlet

Remembering Gimlet

May 06, 2017

I’m sitting in my office room and the place is still. The rest of the house

High Life

Master Class

Master Class

April 29, 2017

Twenty-five years ago this week, Los Angeles was burning because of Rodney

High Life

Always Room to Boom Boom

Always Room to Boom Boom

April 22, 2017

If any more proof were needed that Brexit is the best thing to happen to

High Life

Muggy Nights

Muggy Nights

April 15, 2017

NEW YORK—Things that I once loved (Fifth Avenue and 57th Street, brownstone

High Life

The Pam I Knew

The Pam I Knew

April 08, 2017

I’d gladly exchange waistlines with him if he’d teach me to cut a phrase

High Life

In ‘Vogue’

In ‘Vogue’

April 01, 2017

My last week in the Alps, with the snow gone, replaced by brilliant sunshine,

High Life

Olga Today

Olga Today

March 25, 2017

A cloudless sky. Crunchy spring snow. Longer, warmer days—I finally got in

High Life

The Perils of Good Health

The Perils of Good Health

March 18, 2017

At a chic dinner party last week, a friendly chow—as big and black as a dog

High Life

Missing Friends

Missing Friends

March 11, 2017

A lousy fortnight if ever there was one. Two great friends, Lord Belhaven and

High Life

All Downhill

All Downhill

March 04, 2017

GSTAAD—Back in the good old days a funicular used to take skiers up, bucking

High Life

Come to Your Sensei

Come to Your Sensei

February 25, 2017

From my chalet high up above the village, I look up at the immense mountain

High Life

Hangover Notwithstanding

Hangover Notwithstanding

February 18, 2017

GSTAAD—One’s unpopularity for calling it a night diminishes in direct

Page 2 of 25 pages  < 1 2 3 4 >  Last ›