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

High Life

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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High Life

Why do monsters make such good writers?

Hitler put down ‘writer’ as his occupation while starving and unemployed in Vienna

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Politics

What makes Bloomie run?

Let’s not hear it for the little guy

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High Life

Why Spectator readers are the nicest people

Even the Anglophobe Alexandra, my wife, has become an instant Anglophile on their account

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Art

The TV show that rots young minds

Euphoria is doing for young people’s morality what British Bomber Command and the USAAF did for the architecture of Dresden

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Media

Why Harvey Weinstein cried on the phone to me

Morally he’s guilty as hell, and legally too, now. But I’m not sure about the rest

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High Life

Why Bloomberg will be president

Trump spent $66 million of his own fortune in 2016, but the cynical Bloomberg laughs at the puny Trump wealth

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High Life

The appeal of ugly men

Women want something more than looks, and if brains are not on offer, then power will do nicely

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Architecture

New York has really gone to pot when the tallest skyscrapers lie empty

Bad taste and bad manners are ubiquitous in New York, so why should good taste suddenly prevail in putting up buildings?

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High Life

The Middle East for dummies

Assad is not the worst guy in Syria. That label belongs to the US-armed and financed ‘moderate rebels’

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High Life

Why 2019 has been a wonderful year

There will never be an age limit for skiing in Gstaad because most rich people don’t ski

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High Life

Prince Andrew and me

Stupidity reigns supreme

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Internet

I’d rather live under communism than the tyranny of social media

My advice to my fellow octogenarians? Lay off the cocaine

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Film

The most uplifting film ever made

Ladies in Black is the type of movie we should all be watching

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High Life

The differences between British and American readers

The New York Times is the media institution that plays the most destructive role in American life

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