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Dress-Down Fridays Don’t Work for Brits; Skulls, Bones and WASPs; Peculiar David Irving

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Bad Times When I resigned as a columnist in the London Sunday Times in order to start "Top Drawer," Nadine Johnson, Richard "Page Six" Johnson’s better half, incredulously asked how I could give up a $130,000 salary and a readership of close to two million for a downtown alternative giveaway. "Easy," I told her, "England [&hellip
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America Invented Islamic Fundamentalism; The Sleazy Commission on Presidential Debates

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Black & White Mr. Webster defines the word “dilemma” as a situation requiring a choice between equally undesirable alternatives. My own present definition of a dilemma is a situation requiring a choice between trashing a very good friendÕs work, or doing a Bill Clinton and going for a whopper. As it turns out, I chose [&hellip
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Gotham Barbarism, Cocaine Abusers and a Murder in Arkansas

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Re-Entry Phase After three months of Sound of Music existence in the antiseptic Alps, the re-entry to the real world leaves one feeling like an affronted Miss Marple. It’s not just the spitting in public. (In Switzerland, expectorating on the sidewalk will get you 25 to life.) Having been banished to Khartoum and Cairo by [&hellip
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Aggressive Begging, Prison Love and Why the Bad Guys Will Win

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What worries me is the upcoming election. As everyone who sees through Sharpton knows, the louder the screeching and the more anguished the outrage, the greater the concern for material rewards. New York has Al Sharpton and Hillary to contend with, the equivalent of my ancestor Odysseus sailing between Scylla and Charybdis. The chronically aggrieved [&hellip
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Hollywood’s Blackguard List and Gore’s Sleazy Stock

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Blackguard List Good old Vanity Fair. If it was a woman, I’d describe her as having an upstairs body trapped in a downstairs mind. It suffers from the all-pervasive modern fear of giving offense to young people, Hollywood characters and minorities. Take, for example, its latest "scoop." It has brought together 18 of the surviving [&hellip
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A Toast to Jerusalem’s Great Finks’ Bar

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Dead or Alive The front page of last week’s International Herald Tribune–probably the dullest newspaper around, made even duller by the liveliness of European papers when compared to the grayness and sanctimony of The New York Times and Washington Post, which make up the IHT–carried a reproduction of an advertisement by the State Dept. that [&hellip
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The Wretched Geffen, Nasty Elites and the Fall of France

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The Operator: David Geffen Builds, Buys, and Sells the New Hollywood is the title of an upcoming book by Tom King, a respected Wall Street Journal reporter who it seems has hit pay dirt–and it’s dirt, all right–with his exposé of the unspeakable Geffen. Actually it’s poetic justice. Geffen invited King to write a book [&hellip
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What Really Happened At Elaine’s; McCain’s Money

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Although I don’t make a habit of answering letters concerning things I’ve written–perhaps I’ve answered two in 32 years of scribbling (a Greek-American reader recently heaped abuse and hinted I was a Turk, quite wrongly, as I’m among the lucky few of my countrymen whose family comes from a part of Greece no Turk ever [&hellip
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