The Editors

The Editors

Karl Marx


The Week That Perished, May 6

The Week’s Surliest, Burliest, and Girliest Headlines CELEBRATING MARX IN SPITE OF HISTORY “Those who do not remember history are doomed to repeat it,” wrote philosopher George Santayana, but we suspect that even he couldn’t have anticipated ...

Under the White Flag

Gag Reflex

Yes, esteemed readers and Takimag commentators, Ivanka has taken the totally irrational, illogical, short-sited, dumb, whimsical, and hormonally induced decision to shut down the comments section on Daddy’s website, if not forever, certainly for ...

Lena Dunham


The Week That Perished, Sep 4

The Week's Dinkiest, Stinkiest, and Kinkiest Headlines DONALD TRUMP's MEXICAN HOLIDAY Last week was probably the strongest one yet in Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, giving all of us racists, sexists, and xenophobes new hope for a ...

Vatican Museum

Holy See

Public-Relations Advice for the Catholic Church

It seemed that only minutes after the College of Cardinals selected Pope Francis as their new pontiff, the popular press was accusing him of enabling the torture of Jesuit priests in Argentina's "€œDirty War"€ and nailing him to a cross for ...

Duke and Duchess of Cambridge

The Take

Portrait of the Week

HOME Officials in NYC found that nearly 80 percent of the city's public-school graduates had to relearn basic reading, writing, or math after arriving at community college. ... A seven-year-old Maryland boy was suspended from school after chewing ...

The Take

Portrait of the Week

HOME California Rep. Maxine Waters claimed that 170 million jobs will be lost as a result of sequestration. Homeland Security released hundreds of illegal immigrants in advance of the automatic cuts. ... New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced ...

President Barack Obama

Toeing the Line

2013: The Year So Far in Corruption

Lord Acton’s famous maxim that “Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely” is such a nakedly accurate observation of human nature that one might assume no one ever needed to articulate it, much less keep ...

President Barack Obama

The Take

Portrait of the Week

A roundup of news items from last week (and a few tidbits from the week before). HOME The White House Press Corps whined about having "€œabsolutely no access"€ to Barack Obama. Less than a day after The New Republic called for a boycott of ...


Uncle Sam, Give Us Your Guns

Protected by a hundred supersonic fighter jets, ten thousand armored vehicles with machine-gun turrets, and twenty million fully functional military tanks (many of them equipped with really cool-looking flamethrowers and some awesome newfangled ...

Economic Crisis

Kicking the Can Over the Cliff

Anyone who has two brain cells to rub together for warmth on a cold winter morning knows that this whole "€œfiscal cliff"€ debate is nothing more than a petty squabble over tweaking the amount of a terminal cancer patient’s chemo. If Team ...

Culture Clash

The Rodents of Amsterdam

As Pastor Martin Niemöller famously wrote: First they came for the loud, obnoxious, drunken neighbors who defecated on my front lawn, tossed their beer bottles through my window, harassed my children, raped my sister, shot my dog, set my car on ...

Bo Svenson in Kill Bill vol.2

Taki's TV


Taki Theodoracopulos wins the world 70+ judo championship by forcing
tough-guy actor Bo “Walking Tall” Svenson into submission…

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