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

High Life

The thrill of sailing rough seas

The good thing is the discomfort, which separates the men from the girls

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High Life

In defense of privilege

The Savonarolas of today have decided that monarchy, aristocracy and inheritance are obsolete

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How Monte Carlo went to hell

It’s overbuilt, overcrowded, and straight out of a Hieronymus Bosch painting

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The magic of black and white films

Switch, alas, to the present: surgery as spectacle stretches the limits of disgust

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Is Klaus Schwab the greatest threat of our time?

What does worry me is globalization, a sleight of hand by haves to have more, while small-town rubes get less

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Welcome to post-truth America

Everything is politicized and crime rates have gone through the you-know-what

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The sad demise of Brooks Brothers

Good-looking preppie or clubby men are out, but those ghastly bald types with beards are viewed as sensitive and with it

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The art of laziness

I’ve been hitting the dinner-party circuit with a vengeance, being an extra man and all that

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High Life

The books that made me who I am

In my teens everything I read in fiction was new and believable

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High Life

The joylessness of Joan Didion

The author took herself extremely seriously

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Why we should study literature, not science

When I was a child, manners were as important as morals — in fact they mattered more

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The crazy, corrupt world of the Beijing Olympics

In DC it is suddenly the season for Chinese-bashing

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The rise of the new autocracy

Is there luck involved when it comes to who among us reaps the benefits of our economic system?

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America is a nation divided

One cannot fail to be troubled by the growing cultural divisions within the country

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I’ve been back one week and the good old US of A has never seemed more depressing

Is this the future of American culture, already a contradiction in terms, or is it progressivism, as some call the chaos?

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