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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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

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Remembering Gimlet

Remembering Gimlet

May 06, 2017

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

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Master Class

Master Class

April 29, 2017

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

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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

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Muggy Nights

Muggy Nights

April 15, 2017

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

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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

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In ‘Vogue’

In ‘Vogue’

April 01, 2017

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

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Olga Today

Olga Today

March 25, 2017

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

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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

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Missing Friends

Missing Friends

March 11, 2017

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

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All Downhill

All Downhill

March 04, 2017

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

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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

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Hangover Notwithstanding

Hangover Notwithstanding

February 18, 2017

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

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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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