Politics

The Mystery of Socialism’s Enduring Appeal

The Mystery of Socialism’s Enduring Appeal

October 18, 2017

This is very strange. I left the old continent a disunited mess, with African

The Untold Story

Sins of Silicon Valley

Sins of Silicon Valley

October 03, 2017

Instead of getting life without parole in one of those white isolation cells in

The Untold Story

The Haiti of Europe

The Haiti of Europe

August 31, 2017

Greece is a small beautiful country in the southeastern part of Europe, a place

Pronouns

The Gender Racket

The Gender Racket

August 24, 2017

One of my many regrets is that when I was young and on the tennis circuit, I

The Untold Story

Stay Hungary

Stay Hungary

June 30, 2017

Once upon a time the American Establishment enjoyed business paragons such as

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A Monumental Disgrace

A Monumental Disgrace

June 20, 2017

They’re falling like dominoes, starting with the great Robert E. Lee, whose

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To Tell You the Truth…

To Tell You the Truth…

April 21, 2017

If the Clintons were not as down-market as they are, they would have fit in

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Poor Uncle Sam

Poor Uncle Sam

March 31, 2017

William F. Buckley spent his adult winter months in Rougemont, an alpine resort

Vile Bodies

What the Zuck?!

What the Zuck?!

March 06, 2017

Who was it who said that behind every great fortune lies a great crime? The

Issue of the Century

What a Mess

What a Mess

February 15, 2017

I write this from a small village high up in the Swiss Alps, where I have just

Oy Vey!

The Best of Times, the Worst of ‘Times’

The Best of Times, the Worst of ‘Times’

December 02, 2016

Even by modern, cataclysmically hysterical standards, the postelection

The Untold Story

Book Retorts

Book Retorts

November 08, 2016

American writers are on a roll. Bob Dylan wins the Nobel in Literature (for

The Untold Story

Fat Cats Are Wearing Thin

Fat Cats Are Wearing Thin

October 10, 2016

A bunch of charlatans and clowns met in Athens, Greece, at the end of September

Vile Bodies

A Dream Wedding…for the Tabloids

A Dream Wedding…for the Tabloids

September 01, 2016

The Brits are big on weddings, and Pippa is getting hitched sometime this

Sports

Losing Games

Losing Games

August 25, 2016

In the summer of 1992 BC (before Clinton) I was cruising in Greece with William

Zeitgeist

Glitz and Gore

Glitz and Gore

August 03, 2016

The Negresco is a beautiful rococo belle epoque hotel built around the turn of

Takimag Classic

Lists to Live By

Lists to Live By

July 18, 2016

As a child, the only list I had ever heard about was the FBI Ten Most Wanted.

The Untold Story

More Questions Than Answers

More Questions Than Answers

June 27, 2016

Dancing around an unpleasant reality is what politics are all about

Looking Back

When Harry Met Taki…

When Harry Met Taki…

June 03, 2016

Things have never been grimmer. Wall Street wolves have become billionaires

Issue of the Century

Cowards, Go Reproduce Yourselves

Cowards, Go Reproduce Yourselves

May 06, 2016

Once the French had cleared out of Moscow in October 1812, special commissions

Cultural Caviar

With Apologies to Nathan Hale

With Apologies to Nathan Hale

April 28, 2016

The English writer E.M. Forster infamously said that if he had to betray either

Cultural Caviar

Out of Bounds

Out of Bounds

March 01, 2016

Althea Gibson was a black American lady tennis player who won Wimbledon and

Sports

Go, Vontaze!

Go, Vontaze!

January 17, 2016

Thirty years or so ago, I wrote an article about a mugging in New York’s

Politics

Who Scares America More?

Who Scares America More?

January 11, 2016

This is a certainty: Donald Trump would be the next chancellor if he were

Diversity Training

Whitewashing the Blackboard

Whitewashing the Blackboard

January 05, 2016

Here’s some more good stuff from the “academy” to get 2016 really

Vile Bodies

Not-So-Sweet ’16

Not-So-Sweet ’16

January 03, 2016

2016 will be a hell of a year, hell being the operative word. It will be the

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