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Take the Sour with the Bitter

Take the Sour with the Bitter

For some of you younger readers the name Schmuel Gelbfisz will not ring a bell....

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Walking Her Down

Walking Her Down

The vicissitudes of getting old are linked to the mystical innocence of childhood...

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Death Out of Season

Death Out of Season

NEW YORK — The poet was right, April is the cruelest month. We at the Spectator...

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Crime Pays

Crime Pays

This is a tale of two unpunished crimes in one city. Let’s start with my old...

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The Barnacle Racket

The Barnacle Racket

America and Western Europe sure have their priorities right, with newsworthy items...

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Gilding the Bagel

Gilding the Bagel

New York—Back to the mythic city, dreamed into existence by the movies long ago...

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All Phonies Great and Small

All Phonies Great and Small

GSTAAD—Except for the hovering of helicopters overhead carrying great slabs of...

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A True Hero With Long-Term Courage

A True Hero With Long-Term Courage

On July 1, 1961, a beautiful 17-year-old girl appeared on the cover of Paris...

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The End of Snow Jobs?

The End of Snow Jobs?

GSTAAD—The American newspaper that prints only news it sees fit to poison good...

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12 Years a Slave, 150 Years a Whiner

12 Years a Slave, 150 Years a Whiner

Damn, damn, damn! It has to be me, and here all these years I thought it was...

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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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