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

High Life

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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The books that made me who I am

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

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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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A brief history of the death of God

Is my faith tied up with some vague promise of an afterlife?

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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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