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.

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...
Hugh Grant

High Life

Hugh Who?

Michael Beloff QC and past president of Trinity College Oxford has just had his memoir rev...

High Life

Court Jester

Now that the weakest Wimbledon since 1973—the year of the boycott—is over, a few thoug...

High Life

Back in Blighty

As speaker at a posh dinner given by Jonathan and Jake Goedhuis, the best U.K. wine mercha...
André Malraux

High Life

André the Giant

It’s nice to be back in the old continent again, especially after getting within a coupl...
Shinnecock Hills Golf Club

High Life

Join the Club

SOUTHAMPTON, L.I.—These are peripatetic times for the poor little Greek boy, out in the ...
New York, N.Y.

High Life

Sly as Fox

NEW YORK—A couple more weeks in the Bagel and then on to dear old London. I’ve had a v...

Lit Crit

Off to the Races

Douglas Murray’s opus The War on the West has just been published, and it’s a doozy. H...
Klaus Schwab

High Life


NEW YORK—Alexandra rang me from London to inquire about a man by the name of Klaus Schwa...

High Life

Carlyle Style

NEW YORK—Back in the good old days the Carlyle hotel on Manhattan’s Upper East Side wa...

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