From Mr Jonathan Mirsky Sir: I think Taki must be a closet black. After reading his column of 4 November and recalling previous ones, I conclude that he was quick to mature, is randy and fertile, and has a small brain and a low IQ. Never having seen him, I guess Taki has narrow hips, lots of testosterone, plenty of explo- sive energy, and hence is a terrific boxer and sprinter. The small brain is the tip-off. Nothing else can explain his racial analysis; Goebbels could not have done worse.