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A Click-Happy Hell on Earth

A Click-Happy Hell on Earth

GSTAAD—Although no longer a regular habit, extended benders now turn me into a sort...

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Joy Is a State of Mind

Joy Is a State of Mind

Welcome, Mr. 2014. If you turn out as good as Mr. 2013 did, we’ll get along just...

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A Safe Christmas for Christians in the Holy Land

A Safe Christmas for Christians in the Holy Land

This Christmas our thoughts need to be with our fellow Christians who are being...

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Good Tidings and Bad Art

Good Tidings and Bad Art

NEW YORK—I’m in an extremely happy state as I write this because a young Englishman...

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Fighting Like a Gentleman

Fighting Like a Gentleman

NEW YORK—Nature is at her best right now, the leaves still holding, Central Park...

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Triumph of the Vile

Triumph of the Vile

You know you’re old when people start writing kindly about you. Especially when they...

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The True Measure of JFK’s Greatness

The True Measure of JFK’s Greatness

Everyone’s doing it, so I might as well jump in also. After all, I knew so many of...

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The Right to Be Called a Gentleman

The Right to Be Called a Gentleman

I suppose the secret of death is to choose not to expire on the same day as famous...

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Ugly People Build Ugly Things

Ugly People Build Ugly Things

NEW YORK—Hot money from China, India, Russia, and Singapore is pouring into London;...

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The Highway Robbery That Calls Itself Justice

The Highway Robbery That Calls Itself Justice

If, according to a Viennese wit, psychoanalysis is the disease that calls itself the...

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Toback Redux

Toback Redux

NEW YORK—He came from a wealthy background but was always in trouble. His parents...

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Axis of Weevils

Axis of Weevils

NEW YORK—Libyans are among the most civilized people on Earth. When a Russian hooker...

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Olighastly

Olighastly

NEW YORK—The trouble with driving into the city is nostalgia. Manhattan Island looms...

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Exiled on Main Street

Exiled on Main Street

The Swiss canton of Ticino is holding a referendum on a burqa ban, and it is about...

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