- 1 Background
- 2 Relationship to #Pizzagate
- 3 Themes
Taki Theodoracopulos (Greek: Τάκης Θεοδωρακόπουλος; born August 11, 1936), originally named Panagiotis Theodoracopulos and best known as Taki, is a Greek journalist and writer. He lives in New York City, London and Gstaad, Switzerland.
His column "High Life" has appeared in The Spectator since 1977, and he has also written for other US and UK publications. In 1984, Taki served three months in HM Prison Pentonville for the possession of cocaine. He documented his prison experiences in Nothing to Declare: Prison Memoirs (1991).
In 2002, Taki founded The American Conservative magazine with Pat Buchanan and Scott McConnell. He was also the publisher of the British magazine Right Now! He currently publishes and writes for Taki's Magazine, described as a libertarian webzine of "politics and culture."
Taki appeared in the 2013 James Toback film Seduced and Abandoned as himself.
Taki has an interest in Oriental martial arts, holds a black belt in karate and owned a yacht named Bushido (after the code of honour of Japanese Samurai warriors). The yacht was put up for sale in 2012.
In 2004, The Guardian accused Taki of using ethnic slurs, in an article criticizing then Spectator editor and MP and future Mayor of London and Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson for employing him. While Scotland Yard investigated Taki for some of his alleged racial comments, no charges were made.
Fraser Nelson, editor of the Spectator, publicly endorsed Taki when taking up his post in September 2009: "Ah, Taki! For decades it has been traditional for a new Spectator editor to be inundated with calls to show his commitment to civility by hiring a new High Life columnist. But this time, not a soul has asked for him to be sacked. All I hear is how the old rogue has never been in better form. This won't please him much, as he prides himself on calls for his resignation. But it's not that Taki is conforming to the world. The world, I think, is finally conforming to him."
In July 2013, Nelson defended a column written by Taki headlined "A fascist takeover of Greece? We should be so lucky" in which he justified membership of the Golden Dawn organisation, a "Greek far-right party" according to Press Gazette, as reaction to the corruption of the political elite of Greece.
Additional Relevant Facts
The Guardian, The playboys' last hurrah, by Tanya Gold:
Mercy Plea for Roman Polanski
Relationship to #Pizzagate
Connection to Pugs, the world's most exclusive gentlemen's club
One of three founders.
Connection to Jeffrey Epstein
Comment on Jeffrey Epstein's Sexuality
Taki seems to know Epstein well enough to know about the secrets of his sexual orientation, which appears to be bisexual, with a homosexual dominance.
From Taki's Magazine, Jeffrey Epstein, Pervert, by Taki, published on October 3rd, 2007:
Epstein got his start when Lesley Wexner, the Limited department store tycoon, took him under his wing and showed him the ropes, so to speak. Needless to say, there were a hell of a lot of rumours flying around about the tutelage, but what is certain is that Epstein ended up becoming a multi-billionaire financial adviser and close friend to Bill Clinton and Ghislaine Maxwell.
A Vanity Fair article about three years ago hinted at sexual shenanigans but was not specific. I knew better but libel laws prevent me from spilling the beans.
Tabloids in the UK have hinted that Ghislaine Maxwell was the beard while the two went on fishing expeditions. I’m not so sure. What is sure is that Andrew Windsor is a fool. Clinton never had and never will have any dignity, but Andrew does represent Britain in a way, and should behave accordingly. Students of Ancient Greece might pick up the signals: very young boys resemble very young girls, but if you need more details all you have to do is pick up professor Dover’s classic, ''Greek Homosexuality''.