Tag Archives: Taki’s Magazine

Ethiopia Explicated: Waugh and Wakanda

In an article posted on the news website Taki’s Magazine, journalist and blogger Steve Sailer offers what seems a good summary history of Ethiopia. Perhaps central to his explanation of why an ancient Christian civilization and monarchy survived in the … Continue reading

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Celebrities and Waugh: Roundup

The press is replete with celebrities citing Evelyn Waugh this week. In the Daily Express, actor Freddie Fox cited Waugh’s Brideshead Revisited as one of his six favorite books: “Oxford, in those days, was still a city of aquatint” is … Continue reading

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Tony Last on Fifth Avenue

In a recent post on his weblog, political commentator, enemy of political correctness and general iconoclast Taki Theodoracopulos (sometime contributor to the Spectator) has conjured up the image of Tony Last from Waugh’s novel A Handful of Dust among the anti-Trump protestors … Continue reading

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Sunset Boulevard’s debt to The Loved One

Thanks to Steve Sailer for drawing to our attention his article in Taki’s Magazine about how much Billy Wilder’s classic 1950 movie Sunset Boulevard is derived from Waugh’s The Loved One, which Wilder had tried to get the movie studio … Continue reading

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