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Angela Merkel

Lists to Live By

Jul 18 2016

As a child, the only list I had ever heard about was the FBI Ten Most Wanted. Then a lady who wrote about fashion"€”Eugenia Sheppard,


More Questions Than Answers

Jun 27 2016

Dancing around an unpleasant reality is what politics are all about nowadays"€”Donald Trump excluded"€”with political correctness the enveloping cloud that hides truth and the facts.

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Harry Laden

When Harry Met Taki…

Jun 03 2016

Things have never been grimmer. Wall Street wolves have become billionaires while rigging the system, rats like William Kristol are showboating on television and spreading

Issue of the Century

Cowards, Go Reproduce Yourselves

May 06 2016

Once the French had cleared out of Moscow in October 1812, special commissions were set up to investigate those who had played nice with the


Rick Ross

With Apologies to Nathan Hale

Apr 28 2016

The English writer E.M. Forster infamously said that if he had to betray either his country or a friend, he hoped he would betray the


Althea Gibson

Out of Bounds

Mar 01 2016

Althea Gibson was a black American lady tennis player who won Wimbledon and many other major championships during the late "€™50s. She was also a

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Cincinnati Bengals

Go, Vontaze!

Jan 17 2016

Thirty years or so ago, I wrote an article about a mugging in New York's Central Park, one that today would have got me arrested


Who Scares America More?

Jan 11 2016

This is a certainty: Donald Trump would be the next chancellor if he were running for office in Germany. Mass assaults on German women by

Diversity Training

Cecil Rhodes

Whitewashing the Blackboard

Jan 05 2016

Here's some more good stuff from the "€œacademy"€ to get 2016 really rolling. It concerns Cecil Rhodes, the empire builder who left an Oxford University

Cultural Caviar

Not-So-Sweet “€™16

Jan 03 2016

2016 will be a hell of a year, hell being the operative word. It will be the year that the greatest Greek writer since Homer


Christine Lagarde

Troubling Times

Dec 22 2015

The week between Christmas and New Year's is a long one, recovery time for many of us. The silliest newspaper in the world, The New

Cultural Caviar

Outrageous Cases of Outrage

Dec 07 2015

Who said that African-Americans lack initiative? It was obviously a fool, and a racist to boot. White folks never came up with terrific initiatives such


Jean-Claude Juncker

Time to Get Tough

Nov 19 2015

Leave it to the egregious New York Times to run an editorial three days after the Paris massacres defending the so-called refugees. They are not


Henry Kissinger

The Good Doctor

Nov 06 2015

A few years back I was spending the weekend with the designer Oscar de la Renta and his wife, and they took me along to


Long Island Unsound

Oct 26 2015

Long before the word "€œoligarch"€ became a substitute for major Russian crooks and fraudsters, and a decade before Tom Wolfe invented masters of the universe,

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Seville, Spain

Civilized Living

Oct 10 2015

Seville—Let’s take it from the top: Seville is one of the most beautiful cities in Europe, the capital of Andalusia, situated by the banks of


The Saudi Seduction

Oct 07 2015

As everyone knows, when you cross a camel with a mule, you get a Saudi ruling family member. A camel crossed with a snake produces

Cultural Caviar

Autumn of the Game

Sep 02 2015

September means football, in high school, in prep school, and, of course, where it all began, in college. There is nothing that evokes F. Scott


Donald and Melania Trump

The Virtue of Hostility

Aug 14 2015

I met Donald Trump during the late "€™90s, at a grand party thrown by Lord Black for his wife's 60th birthday. It was in New

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Ta-Nehisi Coates

The Trouble With Ta-Nehisi

Aug 07 2015

The newspaper that prints only what fits its piously fraudulent agenda, The New York Times, has reviewed a book by one Ta-Nehisi Coates twice, both

Crime and Punishment

Pistols at Dawn?

Jul 16 2015

There is an English writer who is going around telling all and sundry that I made a pass at his wife. Now, Englishmen are known


Guards in front of Greek Parliament, Athens

The Oldest Trick in the Book

Jul 15 2015

If the government of a country was being threatened by a larger neighboring nation with invasion, and held a referendum whether to fight or give


Demagogue Days

Jul 09 2015

Back in the good old days of 2,500 years ago, the Greeks blamed the gods for their self-induced disasters. In modern times the Brits were


Elvis Presley

The Man in the White Suit

Jul 01 2015

For those who like to see their name in print, the Hiltons and Kardashians of this world, make sure that when the man in the


Zante, Greece

The Flickering Ecstasy

Jun 18 2015

Back in the good old days, when Ike and Mamie lived in the White House"€”and the neocons were an ugly bunch of short bald people

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Central Park, New York

A Vast Ornithology

Jun 06 2015

The last week in Gotham was exceptional fun. A Broadway play—compliments of the producer, my NBF Harvey Weinstein—Finding Neverland, had me clapping with one hand