Taki's devotees need no introduction to his anarchic, hilarious High Life weekly column in The Spectator, skewering the absurdities of liberalism, political correctness and the antics of high society. Long an institution, Taki's weekly take on his life and thoughts has become one of the longest-running journalistic achievements of our troubled times. The Noughties decade allowed him to range over a vast array of topics. His waspish, erudite and always funny observations record the life, times and opinions of a man whose appetites and experiences render his journalism unique. In the years to come, his High Life column will rank alongside those other great social satirists such as Mencken, Twain and Waugh, whose writings have made journalism art.
Taki Theodoracopulos was born on August 11, 1937, in Greece. He was educated in the United States at The Lawrenceville School, New Jersey; at the University of Virginia; and in England at Pentonville Prison, just outside London. See his memoir, Nothing to Declare, for details. He is the High Life columnist for the London Spectator, the co-founder and co-editor of The American Conservative and writes for the New York Press and Quest magazine.