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

Team GB's Morgan Lake (Photo: Getty)

My newest crush is Morgan Lake – the perfect combination of grace, youth and beauty

27 August 2016 9:00 am

OK sports fans, the Games are over, Uncle Sam and Britain hit pay dirt, and the prettiest girl of the…

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A friend’s philanthropy put me in mind of my dad

20 August 2016 9:00 am

An item in an American newspaper had me thinking of my father all last week. Old dad died 27 years…

Black Lives Matter protest in east London (Photo: Getty)

Don’t tell me affluence and liberty are the scourge of the West

13 August 2016 9:00 am

Gstaad   ‘He flies through the air with the greatest of ease, that daring young man on the flying trapeze.’…

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Baldies, Brexit and Boris

6 August 2016 9:00 am

Gstaad   What is it with these baldies? I turned on the television last week and watched as the identical…

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A charity that stands out in an age of philanthropic overkill

30 July 2016 9:00 am

Rosa Monckton is married to my old editor Dominic Lawson and they have two girls. Rosa was a close friend…

Michel Foucault protests against Pierre Overney's assassination (Photo: Josee Lorenzo\INA via Getty Images)

La France as I knew her n’existe plus

23 July 2016 9:00 am

From my bedroom window I can see a little girl with blonde pigtails riding her bicycle round and round for…

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In praise of Rhodesia

16 July 2016 9:00 am

The Spectator readers’ party was as always a swell affair, with long-time subscribers politely mingling with ne’er-do-wells like myself, the…

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My hero Nigel Farage told me the secret of Brexit success

9 July 2016 9:00 am

I am trying to decide with some friends which is worse, English weather or English football. The former is improving…

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The Brussels dictatorship has enslaved my country; it will not enslave England

2 July 2016 9:00 am

The two most beautiful words in the history of the world, in any language, are ‘Molon labe’, the accent on…

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I’d rather spend time with Isis than those harridans at the New York Times

25 June 2016 8:00 am

I always thought the Freuds a pretty sordid bunch, and after the latest revelations it seems I wasn’t far off.…

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Sport and morality went hand in hand – until Muhammad Ali

18 June 2016 9:00 am

Marion, Baroness Lambert, was hit and killed by a London bus last month while shopping in Oxford Street, a cruel…


She came half-dressed and smiling but then disaster struck…

11 June 2016 9:00 am

Shelter Island is nestled in the Long Island Sound, ten minutes by ferry from Sag Harbor and a good 30…

Novak Djokovic celebrates winning the Final Of The Gentlemen's Singles last year (Photo: Getty)

Why I won’t be watching Wimbledon

4 June 2016 9:00 am

Write about things you really know was the advice Papa Hemingway offered wannabe writers, so here goes: the French Open…

Closing Ceremony - Red Carpet Arrivals - The 69th Annual Cannes Film Festival

Cannes, exclusive? I’ve met classier crowds in brothels

28 May 2016 9:00 am

New York Let’s face it, sleaze is to professional party-givers what jail is to a burglar, an occupational hazard. I’ve…

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The view from New York tells me that Trump can win it

21 May 2016 9:00 am

   New York I have never seen anything like it. If Adolf Hitler were running for president, he would match…

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Anna Wintour has dragged the Met Gala into the gutter

14 May 2016 9:00 am

New York It was the best of times — downtown — and the worst of times — uptown. Let’s start…

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Hearing that 60 is the new 40 makes me want to punch the nearest octagenarian

7 May 2016 9:00 am

   New York I went downtown to Katz’s the other day and had a pastrami sandwich that made me want…

Taki's dream guests: Prince Talleyrand and Prince Metternich (Photo: Getty)

My dream dinner party (think Talleyrand, not Kardashian)

30 April 2016 9:00 am

I read this in an American newspaper (it was written by a woman who used to edit my copy for…

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Why my name didn’t appear in the Panama Papers

23 April 2016 9:00 am

My, my, the rich are under attack everywhere, and I thank God the Panama Papers didn’t include the name of…

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My drunken heckling of General Petraeus landed me in a spot of bother

16 April 2016 9:00 am

New York Harvey Keitel, the actor, rang up to invite me to a Marine shindig where General Petraeus would be…


Modern feminists should come to me if they want the truth about sex

9 April 2016 9:00 am

   New York Even after all these years, I’m still at times floored by the scale of the place. And…

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Ray Moore lost his job for telling the truth

2 April 2016 9:00 am

My old friend and one-time doubles partner Ray Moore has stepped down as chief executive of the Indian Wells Tennis…

Marshal Ney

Putin has shown the West up as a paper tiger

26 March 2016 9:00 am

On 17 November 1813, Marshal Ney, the bravest of the brave, had been the last to march out of Smolensk…

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Nothing beats skiing with Roger Moore’s son — and Barry Humphries on rare form

19 March 2016 9:00 am

   Gstaad Going up on a chairlift with the town’s doctor, I asked him, ‘How’s business, doc?’ ‘Never better,’ said…


Athens today makes me long for an EU bigwig to strangle

12 March 2016 9:00 am

   Athens I am walking around downtown Athens watching as thousands of migrants field pitches from smugglers offering alternative routes…