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Things That Matter Three Decades of Passions Pastimes and Politics

Nt reform from Halley's Comet to border collies from Christopher Columbus to Martin Luther King from drone warfare to American decline   A national thought leader known for his uncompromising honesty Krauthammer has for decades dazzled readers with his keen insight into politics and government Now finally the bes. While I am not in complete agreement with all of his conservative opinions I found this to be an excellent thought provoking book The book is a collection of his newspaper and magazine columns and speeches that he has given on many occasions As the subtitle mentions the essays cover thirty years of politics and history Also a few of the essays describe his own life I ve read some of his newspaper columns in the past but I did not realize that he suffered a paralyzing accident while in medical school He did not let that stop his education and went on to become a practicing psychiatristKrauthammer s writing style is excellent it is easy to follow his train of thought and he butresses all of his arguments with relevant facts What is amazing about this book is that it covers so many different topics For example he writes about the space program Churchill 911 Obama terrorism the Defense Department liberal vs conservative policies Israel Franklin Roosevelt and the Washington Nationals baseball teamI didn t read this book I listened to the audiobook version It was a little bit disconcerting in that the first half or so was read by the author while the second half was read by George Newbern The narration was OK but the sudden transition jolted me

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T of Krauthammer's intelligence erudition and wit are collected in this one volume With a special highly autobiographical introduction in which Krauthammer reflects on the events that shaped his career and political philosophy this personal chronicle of American life is a uniue publishing event years in the making. It s tough to give full thoughts on this book since so many subjects are discussed and dissected I am resigned to giving my general thoughts on his wider positions and the book s contentFirst the writing is impeccable I don t know a political columnist who writes with such force and accessibility as Krauthammer He defends his position in very concise ways and shows his general intelligence with a broad vocabulary and intellectual basis His personal stories are great especially when he goes in depth on baseball dog breeding and the death of his brother Politically speaking I very much like Krauthammer s approach He places a high premium on what Congress can do particularly with affirmative action but also values intellectual honesty I enjoyed his discussion on gay marriage immigration entitlements the Ponzi scheme article specifically and stem cell researchIt s clear that his first love is foreign policy I found his discussions on it very interesting In the end I generally did not agree with his neo conservative approach or his Zionism but he fairly accurately picks holes in the liberal internationalist model that is so in vogue right now There s a lot to learn from KrauthammerThis book isn t necessarily amazing simply because it is so varied and concise in scope Still there are plenty of gems in here and Krauthammer s results driven approach in policy analysis is one that should be emulated In addition Krauthammer masters analogies and examples better than almost anone I ve read and he deserves serious praise

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From America's preeminent columnist Charles Krauthammer named by Financial Times “the most influential commentator in America comes the long awaited collection of his essential timeless writings Things That Matter presents his penetrating and surprising reflections on everything from embryo research to entitleme. This is not really a review of such differing and numerous topics published here but just some adjectives Superb prose Courageous intelligence Dynamic deep loving devotion to what is important for human moderns These coming from a doctor of the mind and the body who has followed his own fate during a lifetime moving on some nearly impossible personal and context paths And with grace and total lack of vitriol in every sense as well Do not agree 100% with this man but his wisdom is than considerable Excellent evaluation of our present condition in the American experiment too IMHONever screamed not one extra drama expletive as some sort of dogma a perfect respectful manner of exchange RIP Charles Great example to all good job


About the Author: Charles Krauthammer

Charles Krauthammer was an American Pulitzer Prize winning syndicated columnist former physician and Fox News contributor His column was syndicated to than 400 newspapers and media outlets



10 thoughts on “Things That Matter Three Decades of Passions Pastimes and Politics

  1. says:

    I made Charles Krauthammer's acuaintance via FOX over the past few years and found that he has been the person I listen to most carefully on a v

  2. says:

    I love this book Krauthammer is brilliant witty and yes at times sentimental who knew? ; Of course being a conservative politically I loved all of his political commentary historical and current day eually This book has so much than that A few of my non political favorites were Manners Of Dogs and Men and Don't Touch My Junk I just finished adding all of my favorite uotes from this book to my uotesI might as well have just typed out the

  3. says:

    This is not really a review of such differing and numerous topics published here but just some adjectives Superb prose Courageous intelligence Dynamic deep loving devotion to what is important for human moderns These coming from a doctor of

  4. says:

    I should begin by stating that I am not a Fox News viewer and I do not share Dr Krauthammer's ideology That said I was given this book as a gift I like to consider contrary viewpoints and I perceive myself as open minded and persuad

  5. says:

    While I am not in complete agreement with all of his conservative opinions I found this to be an excellent thought provoking book The book is a collection of his newspaper and magazine columns and speeches that he has given on many occasions As the subtitle mentions the essays cover thirty years of politics and history Also a few of the essays describe his own life I've read some of his newspaper columns in th

  6. says:

    This book divided into sixteen chapters consisted of ninety essays or columns written by Krauthammer over thirty years The most griping essay was Zion and the Fate of the Jew K goes back into history to 586 BC and discusses each of the efforts to destroy the Jewish civilization No other group of people with the same language religion and culture has existed as long as the Jew No other people have contributed so much to the good of the res

  7. says:

    I don't care if you are a Liberal Democrat or a Conservative Republican or a Flying Purple People Eater Or whatever title you may give yourself We all must admit that Charles Krauthammer was one of the greatest po

  8. says:

    Brilliant analytical mind that makes complex issues easy to understand This collection of editorial essays on a wide variety of subjects hone

  9. says:

    It's tough to give full thoughts on this book since so many subjects are discussed and dissected I am resigned to giving my general thoughts on his wider positions and the book's contentFirst the writing is impeccable I don't know a political columnist who writes with such force and accessibility as Krauthammer He defends his position in ver

  10. says:

    Charles Krauthammer is incredibly intelligent and articulate and I thoroughly enjoy his articles in “The Washington Post” so I was eager to read this book It’s a collection of his commentaries and essays Reading this reminded me of another favorite of mine that I read almost two decades ago “Think a Second Time

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