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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Death of a Vulgarian

Death of a Vulgarian

January 17, 2014

Al Goldstein, who made the front page of The New York Times when he died

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A Click-Happy Hell on Earth

A Click-Happy Hell on Earth

January 10, 2014

GSTAAD—Although no longer a regular habit, extended benders now turn me into

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A Safe Christmas for Christians in the Holy Land

A Safe Christmas for Christians in the Holy Land

December 14, 2013

This Christmas our thoughts need to be with our fellow Christians who are being

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Good Tidings and Bad Art

Good Tidings and Bad Art

December 06, 2013

NEW YORK—I’m in an extremely happy state as I write this because a young

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Fighting Like a Gentleman

Fighting Like a Gentleman

November 29, 2013

NEW YORK—Nature is at her best right now, the leaves still holding, Central

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Triumph of the Vile

Triumph of the Vile

November 22, 2013

You know you’re old when people start writing kindly about you. Especially

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The True Measure of JFK’s Greatness

The True Measure of JFK’s Greatness

November 15, 2013

Everyone’s doing it, so I might as well jump in also. After all, I knew so

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The Right to Be Called a Gentleman

The Right to Be Called a Gentleman

November 08, 2013

I suppose the secret of death is to choose not to expire on the same day as

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Ugly People Build Ugly Things

Ugly People Build Ugly Things

November 01, 2013

NEW YORK—Hot money from China, India, Russia, and Singapore is pouring into

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The Highway Robbery That Calls Itself Justice

The Highway Robbery That Calls Itself Justice

October 25, 2013

If, according to a Viennese wit, psychoanalysis is the disease that calls

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Toback Redux

Toback Redux

October 18, 2013

NEW YORK—He came from a wealthy background but was always in trouble. His

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Axis of Weevils

Axis of Weevils

October 11, 2013

NEW YORK—Libyans are among the most civilized people on Earth. When a Russian

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Olighastly

Olighastly

October 04, 2013

NEW YORK—The trouble with driving into the city is nostalgia. Manhattan

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Exiled on Main Street

Exiled on Main Street

September 27, 2013

The Swiss canton of Ticino is holding a referendum on a burqa ban, and it is

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Of Hacks and Hatchet Jobs

Of Hacks and Hatchet Jobs

September 20, 2013

GSTAAD—Why are hacks scared to state the obvious? In Britain, strict libel

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The Business of Having Fun

The Business of Having Fun

September 13, 2013

To London for a brief visit to meet Spectator readers, as nice a reason as I

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The Pacifist and the Warmonger

The Pacifist and the Warmonger

September 06, 2013

I used to see him in El Morocco, the most famous nightclub of its era during

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The Grapes of Hate

The Grapes of Hate

August 30, 2013

Stop the presses. Call out the National Guard. Order in the tanks. The Simon

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What History Does to Heroes

What History Does to Heroes

August 23, 2013

Just before I left for the Greek islands I went to dinner at Eugenie

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Yellow Journalism and Blue Seas

Yellow Journalism and Blue Seas

August 16, 2013

ONBOARD THE WEATHERBIRD OFF THE PELOPONNESE—The old girl groans and creaks as

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On the Wings of a Weatherbird

On the Wings of a Weatherbird

August 09, 2013

PORTO HELI—I am standing on the deck of a 100-foot schooner that was built in

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The Champion and the Chump

The Champion and the Chump

August 02, 2013

GSTAAD—This is a tale of two men. One possesses youth, talent, fame, and even

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See You at the Dojo

See You at the Dojo

July 26, 2013

THUN, SWITZERLAND—”Mokuso!” All 200 of us who are already on our knees and

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Black Belts and Golden Dawn

Black Belts and Golden Dawn

July 19, 2013

I am about to leave for karate camp in Thun, Switzerland: four days of double

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The Lost Charm of Egypt

The Lost Charm of Egypt

July 12, 2013

I remember it well. It was July 1952, and I was dining with my parents at the

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God’s in His Heaven, But All’s Wrong With the World

God’s in His Heaven, But All’s Wrong With the World

July 05, 2013

The long lazy summer is upon us, and as I walk the Swiss hills below the

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