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


It is political correctness, not maniacal bigots, that will end civilisation

28 November 2015 9:00 am

What does one do, attend or refuse a party after a tragic event such as the recent Paris outrage? My…

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The doctored images of me and Demi Moore are in my solicitors’ hands

21 November 2015 9:00 am

Blind is an indie movie that has an original screenplay by John Buffalo Mailer and is directed by his older…

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The most dangerous word in the digital world is 'send'

14 November 2015 9:00 am

Those who forget the pasta are condemned to reheat it, tweeted Jon Ronson, a man I’d never heard of until…


How New York vulgarians live

7 November 2015 9:00 am

I have finally moved into my new flat, a jewel of a place in a pre-first world war Park Avenue…


The sophisticates are wrong about Cleveland, Ohio

29 October 2015 9:00 am

To Cleveland, Ohio, where middle America’s middle class begins its great Midwest sprawl. I’ve always wanted to visit Cleveland because…

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I’m not surprised that my friend Donald Trump is leading in the polls

24 October 2015 9:00 am

As everyone knows, journalists tend to take themselves seriously, especially American journalists, who take themselves very, very seriously. Dan Rather…

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I offered Zac Goldsmith £50 to stay 20 feet away from me

17 October 2015 9:00 am

I once tried to bribe Zac Goldsmith with a £50 note, but he didn’t bite even back then. He was…

Seville Plaza Mayor

Blood, sand and tragedy in Papa Hemingway and Ava Gardner country

10 October 2015 9:00 am

Let’s take it from the top: Seville is one of the most beautiful cities in Europe. The capital of Andalusia,…

Rybolovlev with the Picassos

Hurrah! Demi Moore is Pugs club’s new Mistress of Chamber

3 October 2015 9:00 am

If cheating is the cancer of sport, losing has to be its halitosis. I stunk out the joint in Amsterdam…

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It’ll be me vs Jean-Claude Juncker at the Judo World Championships

26 September 2015 8:00 am

Gstaad Jeremy Clarke has wiped me out again, for a change. His accounts of the high jinks on board the…

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Was Maria a virgin, a prude or a woman who liked to torture?

19 September 2015 8:00 am

 Gstaad Last week I dreamt of a girl I met in the summer of 1953, in Greece. I had never…

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I spent 50 years playing competitive tennis, and hated every minute on court

12 September 2015 9:00 am

Serena Williams, according to some commentators the greatest woman who has ever graced this earth of ours, will complete the…


Before cruises there were crossings – the good old days!

5 September 2015 9:00 am

 On board MS Queen Victoria   They remain engraved on my brain, like something out of a Greek tragedy, so…

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The unspiritual life is in sad decline (except on Michael Chandris's yacht)

29 August 2015 9:00 am

According to Somerset Maugham, in material terms one must live on the razor edge between poverty and minimal subsistence in…

Outdoor piano bars can be dangerous things — especially when one is under the influence

22 August 2015 9:00 am

These are the languid, sensuous days of summer, and I’ve had another birthday, which is the bad news. But it’s…

Mykonos: a beautiful nightmare

Mykonos has turned into hell (I still blame Jackie Kennedy)

15 August 2015 9:00 am

The wind is maddening and constant, and gets stronger as the sun falls below the horizon. The streets are lined…


What Greece needs is less Europe and more entrepreneurship

8 August 2015 9:00 am

Nestled under the Acropolis, snug and safe among the ancient ruins of a long-ago grandeur, Plaka is the only remaining…

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Manners matter, even at an orgy

1 August 2015 9:00 am

We all agree that a world without manners would make this a pretty grim place to live. Offensive informality is…


The Greece I once knew is now just a myth

25 July 2015 9:00 am

I think back to my Greek childhood and longing for the once cosiest and most romantic of cities overwhelms me.…

King Fahd with his son Abdul Aziz, 1978 (Photo: Getty)

Let’s read the riot act to the kleptocrats who are buying us out

18 July 2015 9:00 am

I have signed an affidavit for a hearing in the High Court stating that Janan Harb was, to my knowledge,…

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The staff of The Spectator are straight out of a painting by Norman Rockwell

11 July 2015 9:00 am

Wow, what a week. London may be bad for one’s health, but it sure makes it fun on the way…

Greek PM Urges A No Vote In Sunday's Referendum As Greek Economic Crisis Deepens

My big embarrassing Greek royal wedding

4 July 2015 9:00 am

Tempus sure fugit, and how. Twenty years ago, on Saturday 1 July 1995, monarchs from around the world descended on…


Me, Jeremy Clarke and a bottle of absinthe

27 June 2015 9:00 am

Last Wednesday, 24 June, Pugs held a luncheon in honour of our first member to depart for the Elysian Fields,…


The topic of mass immigration has become a means of entrapment

20 June 2015 9:00 am

When I founded the American Conservative 13 years ago — the purpose being to shine a light on the neocon…

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Putting Greece on a sound footing is like cleaning out the Augean Stables

13 June 2015 9:00 am

There’s nothing to add to Martin Vander Weyer’s item about Hellas of two weeks ago in these here pages except…