Taki has been the High Life columnist for the London Spectator for over 40 years. He has written for National Review, The London Sunday Times, and The New York Post, among others. He is the founder of The American Conservative and the publisher of Taki's Magazine. He has played Davis Cup tennis, competed in the Olympics for Greece, and is Judo Champion of the World 70 and over.

Norman Mailer

High Life

A Pair of Kings

Norman Mailer was born on January 31, 1923, and as his hundredth birthday approaches there...

High Life

Life in Person

GSTAAD—Living my life in person is not a redundancy of expression, but it actually means...

High Life

Swiss Bliss

Talismans from the past are rare but are still around, especially at the old Post Hotel: F...
Brittney Griner


A Christmas Wish

If I had one wish to be fulfilled this Christmas it would not even be Lily James and Keira...


Woke Joke

In these willfully ignorant times, the powers that be seem, in their haste to be political...

High Life

Join the Club

NEW YORK—Christmas partying, like Yule shopping displays, begins much earlier of late. A...

High Life

Highway Robbery

NEW YORK—Ms. Geniece Draper is a Noo Yawker who has been in the news lately. She is 40 y...
Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip

High Life

Never Apologize

Privilege at birth displeases wannabe types, and the subject came up rather a lot last wee...
Queen Elizabeth II

High Life

Lunch Lady

None of this would have happened had I accepted my neighbor’s invite to dine with a Swis...

Deep Thoughts

War Diary

Eighty-two years ago, when Mussolini attacked Greece, the people—deeply offended—simpl...
Alan Lerner

High Life

The Suite Life

GSTAAD—Nostalgia barged in like gangbusters. What brought it on was a brief article abou...
Boris Johnson


Wisdom of a Yogi

GSTAAD—As the great Yogi Berra explained, “It’s déjà vu all over again.” The gre...
Temple of Apollo Gate, Palatia

High Life

Choppy Waters

CORONIS—I suppose there’s always a first time, and looking back it was bound to happen...

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