Taki's Magazine

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Taki's Magazine
Takis Magazine Wordmark.png
Available inEnglish
United States
OwnerTaki Theodoracopulos
EditorMandolyna Theodoracopulos
Launched5 February 2007
Current statusactive

Taki's Magazine, called Takimag for short, is an online magazine of politics and culture published by the Greek paleoconservative[1] journalist and socialite Taki Theodoracopulos and edited by his daughter Mandolyna Theodoracopulos. Initially called Taki's Top Drawer, the site was redesigned and relaunched under its current title in March 2008 with a subsequent redesign in 2010.[2] It received criticism in 2013 after it published articles in support of the Greek neo-Nazi political party Golden Dawn.[1][3][4][5]


Founded on 5 February 2007, the intent of the site, according to Theodoracopulos, was to "shake up the stodgy world of so-called 'conservative' opinion." Theodoracopulos said: "Takimag is a libertarian webzine. We believe the best stories are smart, cheeky, and culturally relevant. We take our politics like we take life—lightly."[6] It formerly had Richard Spencer as its managing editor;[5][7] his tenure played a key role in marshaling and naming what would eventually become the alt-right.[8][9][10] Indeed, Spencer first coined the term "alternative right" in a headline he devised for an article by Kevin DeAnna about the development of a new, less neo-conservative, more racialist politics emerging in the conservative movement. This term was later adopted and shortened to "alt-right".[11]

Taki's Top Drawer[edit]

The name Taki's Top Drawer also refers to a section which appeared in the New York Press. Edited by Theodoracopulos and Sam Schulman,[12] it featured Taki's regular newspaper column, as well as contributions from other notable paleoconservatives, such as Alexander Boot, and libertarians, including George Szamuely. Scott McConnell has also contributed, and the site carries syndicated columns by Pat Buchanan and Michelle Malkin.


  1. ^ a b Matthews, Dylan (6 May 2016). "Paleoconservatism, the movement that explains Donald Trump, explained". Vox. Retrieved 12 July 2019.
  2. ^ Grant, Drew (9 April 2012). "Taki's Mag Founder Speaks Out on John Derbyshire Race Controversy: 'It's Nice to Be Light Sometimes'". Observer. New York. Retrieved 15 August 2017.
  3. ^ Theodoracopulos, Taki (19 July 2013). "Black Belts and Golden Dawn". Taki's Magazine. Retrieved 25 March 2022.
  4. ^ Rothschild, Mike (15 August 2018). "After Alex Jones, 4 Far-Right Voices Testing the Limits of Free Speech Online". The Daily Dot. Retrieved 12 July 2019.
  5. ^ a b Matthews, Dylan (18 April 2016). "The alt-right is more than warmed-over white supremacy. It's that, but way way weirder". Vox. Retrieved 12 July 2019.
  6. ^ "Taki's Magazine - Article Page". takimag.com. Retrieved 15 August 2017.
  7. ^ O'Connor, Meg (10 December 2018). "Hate Goes Mainstream With the Miami Proud Boys". Miami New Times. Retrieved 12 July 2019.
  8. ^ Nwanevu, Osita (23 March 2017). "National Review Wants Credit for Opposing the Alt-Right Movement It Helped Create". Slate Magazine. Retrieved 12 July 2019.
  9. ^ Stahl, Jeremy (21 November 2016). "Meet the Neo-Nazi Whom Steve Bannon's Site Described as a Leading "Intellectual"". Slate Magazine. Retrieved 12 July 2019.
  10. ^ Seiger, Theresa. "Who is Richard Spencer? 5 things to know about prominent white nationalist". The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Retrieved 12 July 2019.
  11. ^ Neiwert, David (2017). Alt-America: The Rise of the Radical Right in the Age of Trump. Brooklyn, NY: Verso Books. p. 236. ISBN 9781786634238.
  12. ^ "Sam Schulman". jewishworldreview.com. Retrieved 15 August 2017.