Brand: Crown Forum
Things That Matter: Three Decades of Passions, Pastimes and Politics
Publish Date: 2013-10-22
Author: Charles Krauthammer
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From Americas preeminent columnist, named by the Financial Times the most influential commentator in the nation, the long-awaited collection of Charles Krauthammers essential, timeless writings.
A brilliant stylist known for an uncompromising honesty that challenges conventional wisdom at every turn, Krauthammer has for decades dazzled readers with his keen insight into politics and government. His weekly column is a must-read in Washington and across the country. Now, finally, the best of Krauthammers intelligence, erudition and wit are collected in one volume.
Readers will find here not only the countrys leading conservative thinker offering a passionate defense of limited government, but also a highly independent mind whose viewson feminism, evolution and the death penalty, for exampledefy ideological convention. Things That Matter also features several of Krauthammers major path-breaking essayson bioethics, on Jewish destiny and on Americas role as the worlds superpowerthat have profoundly influenced the nations thoughts and policies. And finally, the collection presents a trove of always penetrating, often bemused reflections on everything from border collies to Halleys Comet, from Woody Allen to Winston Churchill, from the punishing pleasures of speed chess to the elegance of the perfectly thrown outfield assist.
With a special, highly autobiographical introduction in which Krauthammer reflects on the events that shaped his career and political philosophy, this indispensible chronicle takes the reader on a fascinating journey through the fashions and follies, the tragedies and triumphs, of the last three decades of American life.
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