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The Great Vassilis

The Great Vassilis

Vassilis Paleokostas is the Arsène Lupin of the Olive Republic, aka Hellas or...

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Swiss Seductions

Swiss Seductions

Nicola Anouilh is the only son of the great French playwright Jean Anouilh—more...

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Love and War

Love and War

At Easter 1215, a young Tuscan married woman innocently flirted in public with a...

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Marked Men

Marked Men

Last week I ventured down to Geneva for a meeting with my banker, a gentleman of...

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Magic Mountain

Magic Mountain

A single plug by Sir Roger Moore late last year has turned me into a Papa...

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Madoff’s People

Madoff’s People

GSTAAD—If someone bet that The Spectator issue of 10 January outsold or was read...

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The Israel Lobby Takes Off the Gloves

The Israel Lobby Takes Off the Gloves

So what’s a few hundred dead Palestinian children when Tzipi and Ehud have...

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Madoff’s Make Away

Madoff’s Make Away

When Thierry Magon de la Villehuchet committed suicide just before Christmas, I...

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A Year To Forget

A Year To Forget

2008 was like herpes, very hard to get rid of.  2009 will be worse, trust me, as...

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The Invention of Christmas

The Invention of Christmas

Yes, Virginia, Charles Dickens did invent Christmas, at least the Christmas spirit...

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Bush Pardons Carly Simon’s Little Drug Pusher

Bush Pardons Carly Simon’s Little Drug Pusher

NEW YORK—A Brooklyn-born rapper by the name of John Forte had a business idea of...

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Overdrive

Overdrive

NEW YORK—A funny thing happened to me on my way out from a party on November 17 in...

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Cocktails with Gaddafi

Cocktails with Gaddafi

NEW YORK—When I heard about it, my own inchoate feelings were confused. A party...

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German Love

German Love

NEW YORK—Arletty was a great French star of the silver screen during the Thirties...

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