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Olympian Feats of Arrogance

Olympian Feats of Arrogance

GSTAAD—Walking into a dinner party for fifty chic and some not-so-chic people in...

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The Disadvantages of Privilege

The Disadvantages of Privilege

GSTAAD—“On ne touché pas une femme, meme avec une fleur,” says an old French...

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The Curse of Modern Man

The Curse of Modern Man

Call me sentimental, but I’ve never seen a better opening ceremony than the Sochi...

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A Twilight Party

A Twilight Party

GSTAAD—A heavy snowfall diverted some forty-odd private jets from landing in...

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The World Decency Forum

The World Decency Forum

GSTAAD—If a catastrophic avalanche were to crush the Davos convention hall where...

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Seducers and Losers

Seducers and Losers

OK, folks. We’ve had enough of Hollande and his rather silly antics, although I...

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Death of a Vulgarian

Death of a Vulgarian

Al Goldstein, who made the front page of The New York Times when he died recently,...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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