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Defending Kissinger; Announcing TopDrawer.com’s IPO!

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LEMAÎTRE Defending Henry John Aspinall, England’s greatest gambler and wild animal breeder, gave a small dinner last week in honor of Henry Kissinger, the ex-Secretary of State having arrived in London to promote his third volume of memoirs. As we were only 12—Sir Denis Thatcher, Conrad Black, Lady Annabel Goldsmith…you get the picture—I had the opportunity to ask Henry the [&hellip
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No Smoking, Please; Proud to be Un-American

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LEMAÎTRE No Smoking, Ever Inside the royal enclosure at Ascot races last week—for any of you unfamiliar with the place, Ascot is a race course next to Windsor Castle, and inside what is known as the royal enclosure, for one week in June, gentlemen are required to wear top hats and tailcoats, ladies large hats preferably with flowers—I asked [&hellip
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Something to Be Sad About; Apologies to Kurt

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LEMAÎTRE You’re Depressed? My mother, who died last year in her 90s, suffered from melancholia throughout her life. Perhaps her melancholy was brought on by my father’s constant womanizing—he had too strong a sense of duty to ever leave her or to stop loving her, and too much sense of entitlement to ever give up having mistresses—but somehow I doubt it. [&hellip
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The Duke Still Rules; Crime As a Career Track

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LEMAÎTRE Duke of All  I’ve got some very bad news for media liberals: Even though it received little media attention, a recent Reuters/Zogby poll shows the Duke to be America’s favorite actor of the century. Yes, dear readers, John Wayne, always riding tall into the sunset, is more popular than those grimacing, foul-mouthed twitching midgets who pass as film stars [&hellip
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Taki’s Glory Days as a Tennis Bum

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LEMAITRE Game, Set, Paris Match Watching the French tennis championships on ESPN all last week sure brought back memories. There is nothing like Paris in May, especially when the sun is out, and as far as I’m concerned, there’s no tournament that’s grander than Roland Garros, one of the four Grand Slams of tennis, and by far the hardest [&hellip
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Madeleine Albright’s Family of War Profiteers

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What’s in Albright’s Attic? Dear, oh dear! I wonder what happened to Walter Isaacson’s researchers. Could it be that Time Warner and Ted Turner are turning into scrooges? Or is it simply a case of Walter baby letting sleeping dogs lie to continue to enjoy access to Madeleine’s boudoir for as long as she remains secretary of state? Last week’s Time [&hellip
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