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Hollywood and Trump

  Hollywood is in a snit. Hollywood is very angry and depressed. Hollywood is having a nervous breakdown. The Donald is in the White House and Hollywood types cannot take it any […]

Parties and Politics

Just about six months ago, at a Spectator party in London, I was introduced to a very attractive young woman by the name of Olga. She was Russian, very bubbly, and friendly, […]

The Clinton Legacy

Although it seems incredible, I suppose it was inevitable: 16 years of the Clintons is now almost a certainty. Years that I fear should just about do away with the good old […]

High Life

Under the watchful eye of Mount Etna, the storied past of Sicily lies parched and yellowish, but as one gets nearer to the fiery growling giant the air turns cool, the sun […]

Pip, Pip, Hooray

The Brits are big on weddings, and Pippa is getting hitched sometime this autumn, or maybe later on, when the English weather is at its best. If any Quest readers are not […]

The Italian Way

Gianni Agnelli has been dead for 13 years but still his name resonates when people discuss Italy, style, or the Fiat automobile company. Gianni was the founder’s grandson, and became Fiat’s president […]

A Date with History

I read this in a newspaper, written by a woman who used to edit my copy for Quest, but I will withhold her name to save her embarrassment and social atrophy: “He’s […]

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