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European Bureaucrooks

Written by Taki on . Posted in Miscellaneous, Posts

A few observations before I leave the Big Bagel for the elected dictatorship of Tony Blair’s Britain, and the unelected tyranny of the European Union farther south. Americans are basically spoiled. William Bennett says, "The nation we live in today is more violent and vulgar, coarse and cynical, rude and remorseless, deviant and depressed, than [&hellip
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My Best Summer Love Unlike so many of you youngsters …

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In the first instance, my former wife decided enough was enough and stayed away, having flown to Brazil for the marriage of the recently departed Heini Thyssen. This was in May. As some of you may remember, some spoiled French students also decided enough was enough about that time, and Paris became a battleground. My [&hellip
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Vive Le Pen!

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In the autumn of 1987, Jean-Marie Le Pen came to Athens as my father’s guest. The old man gave a glittering party for Le Pen, one that was, obviously, boycotted by the great and the good, by which I mean the hypocrites, phonies and parasites that make up the political world in the birthplace of [&hellip
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All Balled Up

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The first law passed once the Greek colonels had overthrown the government on April 21, 1967, was the one prohibiting Greek cabbies from driving in their underwear. Athens gets rather hot in the summer, and the Greeks, a practical people, have learned how to stay cool by never overdressing. Taxi drivers, needless to say, are [&hellip
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The Israel Lobby

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On Easter Sunday, during lunch, the richest woman in Israel, Irithe Landeau, suddenly burst into my house and began to harangue my friends and family about Adam Shapiro. Despite the fact she’s one of my wife’s oldest friends and was invited to drop in after lunch, I was extremely annoyed. I reminded Irithe that my [&hellip
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