Cultural Caviar

The Allure of Omnipotent Explanations

The Allure of Omnipotent Explanations

One buys books for peculiar reasons, and not only because they are good: for...

Modern Weapons

Don’t Tread on Metal

Don’t Tread on Metal

Every subculture must now be corralled into a wholly owned subsidiary of what’s...

Rude Remarks

Ceasefire

Ceasefire

The rigged game of publishing is no less rotten today than on any other, but...

Idiocracy

Domestic Furrorism

Domestic Furrorism

Excuse my language, but what the heck kind of world do we live in where a bunch of...

News

The Week That Perished

The Week That Perished

The Week’s Most Dubious, Salubrious, and Lugubrious Headlines THE DAY THE REDS...

Looking Back

Peshawar Forever!

Peshawar Forever!

When, a little more than 45 years ago, we arrived in the city of Peshawar from...

High Life

Taki’s Guide to Good Girls

Taki’s Guide to Good Girls

Here is my Christmas gift to Takimag readers, one that applies mostly to unmarried...

Rude Remarks

A Kinder, Gentler Colonialism

A Kinder, Gentler Colonialism

I’m still not sure why half of the French press members who still have enough...

Afternoon Delight

Hit Me Harder, I’ve Been Bad!

Hit Me Harder, I’ve Been Bad!

Mocking treasured liberal slogans is as easy as shooting (bicycle-riding) fish in...

Cultural Caviar

Dazzling and Dangerous

Dazzling and Dangerous

When I was young I lived an idyllic life. I played sports, chased girls, and read...

Winning

Gabourey Sidibe For President!

Gabourey Sidibe For President!

When I think about the America that led me to emigrate from Canada, I think of...

Derbtown

Derbyshire’s Desert Island

Derbyshire’s Desert Island

I was a bit surprised to learn recently that the BBC radio program Desert Island...

Rude Remarks

Anomie en Masse

Anomie en Masse

I love those sweet, fleeting moments of near-lucidity when the janitors at the...

Cultural Caviar

The Pin-up’s Guide to Timing Your Suicide

The Pin-up’s Guide to Timing Your Suicide

When 20-year-old Playboy centerfold Dorothy Stratten was raped, murdered, and...

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