Taki

Taki

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.


Groucho Marx

High Life

A Fine Line

One hundred years ago, a down-in-the-dumps Joseph Roth wrote to Stefan Zweig, “The barba...

High Life

Wildlife Lessons

There is something that has been bothering me of late, and that is my total lack of schade...

High Life

The Two Nicks

Two weeks ago in St. Moritz I ran into both Nicolas Niarchos and Nicolai von Bismarck, two...
St. Moritz, Switzerland

High Life

Just for Kicks

ST. MORITZ—Once upon a time, not that long ago, St. Moritz was the world’s greatest re...
PJ O'Rourke

High Life

One Big Lie

Was it Socrates who said that chaos was the natural state of mankind, and tyranny the usua...
Joan Didion

High Life

The Fine Print

GSTAAD—Joan Didion, who died December last, took herself extremely seriously. American w...

Sports

Courting Disaster

During the late ’50s I was on the European tennis circuit and was ranked among the lowes...
Bernese Oberland

High Life

Free Blondie!

GSTAAD—According to a little bird Boris has gone from brilliant to bawd, and according t...
Mustair, Switzerland

High Life

The Swiss Way

A revisionist-historian-anthropologist-anarchist, whose name is not important because his ...

High Life

Omichronicle

GSTAAD—It is hard to imagine we have reached the year 2022 and still impose completely i...
Sir Oswald Birley, self-portrait

High Life

Party Lines

NEW YORK—It’s party time in the Bagel, and it’s about time, too. Good restaurants an...
Laurence Olivier and Maggie Smith, Othello

High Life

Cancel Away!

NEW YORK—I’ve never met anyone named Othello, certainly not in Venice nor in Cyprus, b...

High Life

A Deeper Divide

NEW YORK CITY—Don’t let anyone tell you the Bagel is worse off than Kabul, where three...
Chelsea Bridge, London

High Life

London, 1952

There’s a narrow stretch of Chelsea south of the King’s Road from Oakley Street to Orm...

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