Our October issue is out now!
Our writers hold no party line; their only allegiance is to clarity of thought, elegance of expression and independence of opinion.
Taki Theodoracopulos has written The Spectator's High Life column since 1977.
The good thing is the discomfort, which separates the men from the girls
The Savonarolas of today have decided that monarchy, aristocracy and inheritance are obsolete
It’s overbuilt, overcrowded, and straight out of a Hieronymus Bosch painting
Switch, alas, to the present: surgery as spectacle stretches the limits of disgust
What does worry me is globalization, a sleight of hand by haves to have more, while small-town rubes get less
Everything is politicized and crime rates have gone through the you-know-what
Good-looking preppie or clubby men are out, but those ghastly bald types with beards are viewed as sensitive and with it
I’ve been hitting the dinner-party circuit with a vengeance, being an extra man and all that
In my teens everything I read in fiction was new and believable
The author took herself extremely seriously
When I was a child, manners were as important as morals — in fact they mattered more
In DC it is suddenly the season for Chinese-bashing
Is there luck involved when it comes to who among us reaps the benefits of our economic system?
One cannot fail to be troubled by the growing cultural divisions within the country
Is this the future of American culture, already a contradiction in terms, or is it progressivism, as some call the chaos?
My advice to Johnny Depp
The mob mentality of the elite
The sad demise of Brooks Brothers
Switzerland is now an enemy of the rich
The books that made me who I am
Why we should study literature, not science
Thought-provoking commentary and opinion on politics, books and the arts.