Taki Theodoracopulos

Taki Theodoracopulos is a writer living in New York, London, and Gstaad. In addition to his long-running High Life column in The Spectator, Taki writes Under the Black Flag for each number of Chronicles, and publishes Taki’s Magazine, a webzine.

Latest by Taki Theodoracopulos in ITO



Latest by Taki Theodoracopulos in Chronicles

  • The Spartans and Simone
    September 2021

    The Spartans and Simone

    4 ¼ min

    Sports people outing themselves as suffering from mental health problems is turning from a trickle into a steady flow. What would the ancient Spartans think of our modern-day athletes?

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  • An Especially Unethical Hack
    August 2021

    An Especially Unethical Hack

    4 ¼ min

    Princess Diana went to her death thinking the royals were out to get her, all based on lies invented by an especially unethical practitioner of modern journalism, one who would not stand out at The Washington Post or New York Times.

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  • Nothing's Easy About Israel
    July 2021

    Nothing's Easy About Israel

    4 ¼ min

    I started covering the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in the ’60s as an ardent defender of Israel. I've since become sympathetic to the Palestinians and critical of Israel’s heavy-handed actions, even as it puts me in uneasy agreement with the left.

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  • Me and Macho ‘Papa’
    June 2021

    Me and Macho ‘Papa’

    4 ¼ min

    Ernest Hemingway embodies a masculine kind of writer now out of favor: patriotic, courageous, and beautiful, spartan American prose. I first spotted the man known as ‘Papa’ swaggering down Fifth Avenue when I was home from boarding school...

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  • A Badge of Honor
    April/May 2021

    A Badge of Honor

    4 ¼ min

    In our current era, even William Shakespeare is getting "canceled." If a writer hasn't been canceled in one way or another, they're probably no good.

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