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.


Stalin is Dead; Long Live Don Giovanni!

March 05, 2007

It was 1890, and the opera was Lucia di Lamermoor. The Donizetti masterpiece was

The Joys of Hypocrisy

March 05, 2007

Nixon was demonised by the press from day one. He was ill at ease in public, and did not

America’s Secret Motive for War

March 03, 2007

The real reason for American rage against Iran is the knowledge that the Shiites have

Andy and Me

March 01, 2007

Andy Warhol was a unique American phenomenon. When his infamous diaries came out - the

Post Oscar Blues

February 26, 2007

Prizes and awards depend on whims of insiders, nothing more, nothing less. Certain

Skiing in Lederhosen

Skiing in Lederhosen

February 26, 2007

When an Italian finishes making love he looks at the mirror, flexes his muscles and tells

Taki’s List

Taki’s List

February 23, 2007

Poetry is in trouble. It is garbage being written by modernists—stuff that doesn’t

Our Very Own War Criminals

Our Very Own War Criminals

February 19, 2007

The United States has no right to use nuclear weapons except in response to a nuclear

Incapable of Yodeling

Incapable of Yodeling

February 19, 2007

Courchevel, the French Riviera, even St Moritz have been Dresdened by the Russians, their

Boats Before Bullets

February 16, 2007

Owning a boat, especially a sailing yacht, is like having a beautiful mistress with your

Blogging

Billionaire Kleptocrat-Towelheads

Billionaire Kleptocrat-Towelheads

February 13, 2007

The Boston Globe praises Saudi Arabia and its rulers for its diplomatic finesse in

Britain

Drool Britannia

February 12, 2007

Oh, to be in England! The once upon a time green and pleasant land is now Europe’s

Get Carter

Get Carter

February 09, 2007

A London friend has sent me a book whose subject caused a few faint complaints in the

Dictatorial Style

Dictatorial Style

February 06, 2007

Style is the most abused word in the English language. It is usually attributed to

Why I publish this magazine

February 05, 2007

I want to shake up the stodgy world of so-called ‘conservative’ opinion. For the past

There Are No Neocons in Foxholes

There Are No Neocons in Foxholes

February 05, 2007

The only good thing to emerge from that tragic war - one that I covered and one that I

It’s Easy Being Green

It’s Easy Being Green

February 01, 2007

So here at last is Taki's way to save the planet without pain. But before we begin, a

What is Left? What is Right? Does it Matter?

What is Left? What is Right? Does it Matter?

February 01, 2007

All governments are monopolies of organized force, inherently unjustifiable. And once

History Lesson

History Lesson

December 30, 2006

OK, 2007 is upon us, and the end of history, as in Francis Fukuyama’s fearless forecast

The Neocon Con

The Neocon Con

November 11, 2006

To West Point, where sitting in the midst of the corps of cadets on a soft autumn evening

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