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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Here in the Fifth Circle

Here in the Fifth Circle

February 20, 2016

Gstaad—The locals here in the beautiful Saanen valley are split over the

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Diaspora, of Course

Diaspora, of Course

February 13, 2016

Gstaad—I had the rather subversive idea of offering a six-figure sum to Oriel

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Athenian Spectacles

Athenian Spectacles

February 06, 2016

Athens—Viewed from Mars, this is a sunny, peaceful city. Up close, however,

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Davos Diatribe

Davos Diatribe

January 30, 2016

Gstaad—The Dolly Sisters were off to Davos last week for the World Economic

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African Queens and ‘New Republic’ Dreams

African Queens and ‘New Republic’ Dreams

January 23, 2016

The death of David Bowie—why is it that Stephen Glover always gets it right

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Terror on the Slopes

Terror on the Slopes

January 16, 2016

War and Peace has been in the news lately, so what was it that Leo wrote about

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Give Me Gstaad

Give Me Gstaad

January 09, 2016

Okay, sports fans, what do Dame Vivien Duffield and Evelyn Waugh have in

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Go Figure, You Nonbelievers

Go Figure, You Nonbelievers

December 12, 2015

Have we ever needed Christianity more than today? It’s a rhetorical question,

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Hype Is Tripe

Hype Is Tripe

December 05, 2015

Things turn very frivolous around this time of year. Barf-inducing parties by

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PC Schnooks and Bureaucrooks

PC Schnooks and Bureaucrooks

November 28, 2015

What does one do, go to or refuse a party after a tragic event such as the

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‘Blind’ Ambition

‘Blind’ Ambition

November 21, 2015

Blind is an indie movie with an original screenplay by John Buffalo Mailer and

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Twitter Twits, Facebores, and Instagoons

Twitter Twits, Facebores, and Instagoons

November 14, 2015

Those who forget the pasta are condemned to reheat it, said Jon Ronson, a man

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A Man’s Home

A Man’s Home

November 07, 2015

I have finally moved into my new flat, a jewel of a place in a pre–World War

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America, Is That You?

America, Is That You?

October 31, 2015

To Cleveland, Ohio, where mid-America’s middle class begins its great Midwest

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Dan, Dubya, and the Donald

Dan, Dubya, and the Donald

October 24, 2015

As everyone knows, journalists tend to take themselves seriously, and American

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Go, Goldsmith

Go, Goldsmith

October 17, 2015

I once tried to bribe Zac Goldsmith with a 50-pound note, but he didn’t bite,

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Oligarchs in a Demi Monde

Oligarchs in a Demi Monde

October 03, 2015

If cheating is the cancer of sport, losing has to be its halitosis. I stunk up

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A Most Unlikely Bird-Watcher

A Most Unlikely Bird-Watcher

September 26, 2015

Gstaad—Jeremy Clarke has wiped me out again, for a change. His accounts of

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The Mystery of Maria

The Mystery of Maria

September 19, 2015

Gstaad—it was the summer of 1953, in Greece. We spent two months together,

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Advantage: Vika, Eugenie, and Steffi

Advantage: Vika, Eugenie, and Steffi

September 12, 2015

Without the benefit of hindsight I write this on Monday, the 7th—Serena

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‘Spectator’ Sorts

‘Spectator’ Sorts

September 05, 2015

On board the M/SQueen Victoria: They remain engraved in my brain, like

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Gin Palaces Reconsidered

Gin Palaces Reconsidered

August 29, 2015

According to W. Somerset Maugham, materially one must live on the razor’s edge

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The Short Smoker Strikes Again

The Short Smoker Strikes Again

August 22, 2015

These are the languid, sensuous days of summer, and I’ve had another

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Across the Isles

Across the Isles

August 15, 2015

The wind is maddening and constant, and gets stronger as the sun falls under

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The View From the Taverna

The View From the Taverna

August 08, 2015

Nestled under the Acropolis, snug and safe among the ancient ruins of a

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An Orgy of Politesse

An Orgy of Politesse

August 01, 2015

We all agree that a world without manners would make this a pretty grim place

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