Taki

Taki Theodoracopulos has written The Spectator's High Life column since 1977.

High Life

I miss life before Big Tech

There are always books to remind us what the world was like before lookers such as Bezos took over

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I loved prison

Yes, prison is unremittingly bleak, but I recall only how physically well I felt during my time inside

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Succession gets the rich and powerful all wrong

In real life the true super-rich don’t swagger or show off

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The Swiss are united by a common cause — making money

They’re funny, the Swiss, known as dullards because they lack Italian fire and Spanish passion, but what would we do without them?

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Why is an Athens paper going after my old friend King Constantine?

Greek politics are rough and tumble, and the press has at times not been known for its courage

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How to have an affair

Never admit, never bore, and everything will be hunky-dory

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The Olympics have become a celebration of human frailty

If an athlete quits, it is easier for the sponsors to protect their product. Take the cases of Naomi Osaka and Simone Biles

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The joys of uninhabitable islands

We Greeks fight like hell among ourselves but the nation and its symbols are sacrosanct

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The art of Dolly Parton’s bra

The fashion industry is as venal and corrupt as, say, the art world

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A brief history of harlots

Writers, painters and of course journalists are all prostitutes

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The dying art of sports commentary

American female commentators’ voices, some high-pitched and shrill, particularly get on my nerves

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The new nights of New York

As the city reopens, one thing is for sure. The glamour days of Studio 54, Xenon and other fleshpots are not about to return

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A nicer side of Nero

Nero had to find a scapegoat for the fire so he went after the Christians. So what else is new?

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In praise of chastity

Nothing pleases me more than female beauty, in which charm and femininity are all important

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New York resembles a war zone

The media and BLM have succeeded in turning the police into the bad guys

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