Devil Take the Hindmost

Devil Take the Hindmost

Jack Trotter

Hell is a meritocracy. Yet in America the meritocratic ideal is universally applauded. Everyone agrees—or pretends to agree—that the angel of justice smiles upon the triumph of merit.

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Long Live the Queen!

Long Live the Queen!

Taki Theodoracopulos

A recent ABC program on the death of Princess Diana reminded me that 20 years have gone by in a jiffy. She died August 31, 1997, following a car crash in the underpass of Place de l’Alma, and sent a nation, and the world, into mourning.

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Chesterfield and Chesterton

Chesterfield and Chesterton

Chilton Williamson, Jr.

Much of life may come down to a choice between the respective views of Lord Chesterfield, who urged his son always to excel at whatever he did, and G.K. Chesterton, who once wrote that, “If a thing is worth doing, it’s worth doing badly.”

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