Taki

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

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Bob Geldof is an unconventional Zoom host

You can take all the phony sincerity in him, place it in the navel of a firefly and still have room for a dozen anti-Taki insults

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Who on earth would hope for the abolition of America?

The narrative of white patriarchy is repeated ad nauseam by the media

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How to fight a good war

I shall never forget the first time an account of the Battle of Marathon was read to me

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Island life is not for me

Serifos is an island in the western Cyclades that once upon a time was a place of exiles

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The mob mentality of the elite

Wagner believed that Nietzsche went bonkers on account of an excess of masturbation. If that’s true, many present types should be in the nuthouse

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My advice to Johnny Depp

Yes, I know, it looks bad for him right now, and worse is yet to come

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How not to run a literary festival

I will never isolate again, no matter how good it has been for my health

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Switzerland is now an enemy of the rich

The new socialist regime in Bern is out to kill the golden calf and is succeeding

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The death of free speech

Most people who ended up in America went there in the first place because they were tired of kneeling

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Bannon’s one agenda in the White House was China

Bannon was pushed out by Jared Kushner, because Kushner wanted to do business with China and Saudi

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I’ve made up for missing all my children’s and grandchildren’s births

After my father died I instructed the household always to refer to me as the GP, which stood for ‘great provider’

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Dwelling on death in Gstaad

Living dangerously helps put death in the right perspective

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Writing my High Life column made a man of me

It anchored me and gave my playboy life a sense of purpose

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The way Greece has conducted itself in this pandemic is an example to us all

Once this plague is over, national barriers might make a comeback and be seen as more than just an impediment to human freedom

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My fellow dinner guests made me feel like a combination of Messalina and Lady Macbeth

What is it about loud American women that makes men like Charlie Glass and myself, two fairer-sex-obsessed males, wince?

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