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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Good Sports

Good Sports

February 11, 2017

When I was young my recurring nightmare was that I would die and be

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Goodbye, Sweet First Editor

Goodbye, Sweet First Editor

February 04, 2017

When I saw an e-mail waiting from Lucy, the lady who has the unenviable task of

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Everything’s Hunky-Dory

Everything’s Hunky-Dory

January 28, 2017

GSTAAD—The snows came tumbling down just as the camel drivers headed back to

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Heroes, Not Peacocks

Heroes, Not Peacocks

January 21, 2017

ATHENS—I can only sardonically ask whether it was worth it. To be executed

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Dames Be Damned

Dames Be Damned

January 14, 2017

There are Dames and there are dames. Dame Vivien, an old friend, became one for

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View From the Mountaintop

View From the Mountaintop

January 07, 2017

GSTAAD—New Year’s Eve was a Rhapsody in Blue, with a clarinet glissando

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I’ll Take the Fairy Tale

I’ll Take the Fairy Tale

December 31, 2016

Call me old-fashioned and I will thank you for the compliment. Call me a fool

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Happy-Go-Taki

Happy-Go-Taki

December 17, 2016

Here we go again, another Christmas issue and it seems only two weeks ago that

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The Pissed-Off Can Piss Off

The Pissed-Off Can Piss Off

December 09, 2016

It had the same effect on them that a man sitting in a front-row seat and

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Front-Page Bogeyman

Front-Page Bogeyman

December 03, 2016

NEW YORK CITY—Richard Spencer made the front page of the NY Times two days in

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The Lady Doth Protest Too Much

The Lady Doth Protest Too Much

November 26, 2016

NEW YORK—If only my friendly wordsmith Jeremy Clarke had been with me, what

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Crybaby Culture

Crybaby Culture

November 19, 2016

NEW YORK—The only thing worse than a sore loser, I suppose, is a sore winner,

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The Future is Trump

The Future is Trump

November 12, 2016

Americans have been to the polls. Everything is over but the shouting — by

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Back Into the Cauldron

Back Into the Cauldron

November 05, 2016

Sixty years ago this week all hell broke loose: Soviet tanks rumbled into

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Leaving London in Style

Leaving London in Style

October 29, 2016

I was not on the winning side of the debate, despite giving it the old college

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Star-Spangled Banter

Star-Spangled Banter

October 22, 2016

Antonio Cromartie is one of the numerous professional and amateur athletes in

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Museum Mile Musings

Museum Mile Musings

October 15, 2016

This is a good time to be in Manhattan. The weather’s perfect, the park and

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On Women

On Women

October 08, 2016

Back in the Big Bagel once again, preparing for the greatest debate ever, one

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Fourscore Troubadour

Fourscore Troubadour

October 01, 2016

Although my birthday was in August, I chose the rather autumnal melancholy

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Hankering for the Past

Hankering for the Past

September 25, 2016

Sicily – Under the watchful eye of Mount Etna the storied past of the island

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Dojo Healing

Dojo Healing

September 17, 2016

I’m jittery and fragile but free of plaster and in the dojo, slowly turning

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A Couple Gray Ladies

A Couple Gray Ladies

September 10, 2016

I have some questions for you, dear readers: Is it simply me, or is there no

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Gawking Back

Gawking Back

September 03, 2016

Just about this time of year, 42 years ago, Dunhill’s of London, the famed

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Hooked on a High Jumper

Hooked on a High Jumper

August 27, 2016

Okay, sports fans, the Games are over, Uncle Sam and Britain hit pay dirt, and

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The Ripples of Philanthropy

The Ripples of Philanthropy

August 20, 2016

An item in an American newspaper had me thinking of my father all last week.

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Laid Up and Losing It

Laid Up and Losing It

August 13, 2016

GSTAAD—“He’d fly through the air with the greatest of ease, that daring

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