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Franckenstein’s Etonian Descendant

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TAKI LE MAÎTRE Bill Slips in Greece Leave it to the neo-Hellenes to disappoint and make a hero of Bill Clinton. For any of you unfamiliar with the term neo-Hellenes, they are the modern Greeks, the direct descendants of Leonidas, Pericles, Socrates and Aristophanes, er…..with a little bit of Mohamed and Ahmed (Turkish) blood thrown [&hellip
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God Saved the Queen, But Not the Lords; The Times Is No Lady

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Dear Mr. President Oh dear! My friend Joan Collins has been seduced by Bill Clinton, and worse, has written all about it in the London Spectator, the world’s most elegantly written weekly. Joan is no Jane Fonda, who should definitely have been tried and shot for treason; Joan’s politics are right of center, and she [&hellip
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Taki Is Mugged!

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THE ART OF THE ORGY Clement von Franckenstein The main problem with Stanley Kubrick’s Eyes Wide Shut was that it tried to transport the decadent, bohemian aristocracy of Schnitzler’s Vienna in the 1920s to the dull, murky streets of modern New York. As a somewhat decadent, bohemian Austrian aristocrat myself–a difficult thing to sustain in [&hellip
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I See London, I See France

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Pas d’Honneur pour Guillaume I’ve just returned from a quick visit to the old country (Athens, as in Greece) for a book launch (the greatest opus since the Odyssey) and my favorite city (Paris, as in France) for Thomas Pompidou’s wedding. Georges Pompidou, the bridegroom’s grandfather, was among the great presidents of France. He was [&hellip
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Miss Ross, Mr. Buchanan, the Pope & God

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Bad Rubbish If Pius XII was Hitler’s Pope, I’m Monica Lewinsky. Leave it to an Englishman–one John Cornwell–to come up with such crap, and Vanity Fair to publish excerpts. After all, it was a fellow English self-publicist and lunch-bucket pilferer, Christopher Hitchens, who libeled Mother Teresa in the same magazine three years ago. Now, yet [&hellip
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