Things That Matter

Things That Matter

Three Decades of Passions, Pastimes, and Politics

Book - 2013
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America's preeminent columnist presents his penetrating and surprising reflections on everything from embryo research to entitlement reform, from Halley's Comet to border collies, from Christopher Columbus to Martin Luther King, from drone warfare to American decline. Features a special, highly autobiographical introduction.
Publisher: New York, NY : Crown Forum, an imprint of the Crown Publishing Group, a division of Random House LLC, a Penguing Random House Company, ©2013.
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9780385349178
Characteristics: x, 387 pages ;,25 cm


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Jun 14, 2020

What is with these guys putting themselves on the cover? Nobody wants that.

Jan 24, 2018

Krauthammer serves up a lot of characteristic wit, erudition, and careful thinking, on topics from chess and baseball to the future of Israel and America's place in the world. He has traversed the political spectrum over his intellectual career, from a speechwriter for Mondale to much a more recent conservative voice; whichever end resonates deeper with each reader, we will find much to applaud, and much that is challenging. This 30-year retrospective of various columns is an excellent read.

Oct 26, 2015

I've always enjoyed Charles many appearances on Bill O'Reilly's show and upon finding out he had written a book I quickly secured a copy. The format covers over 30 years of Mr. Krauthammer's writings from the mid-80's to the present. It is an intellectual read that will push your mind but something I've always enjoyed about his writing in getting his readers to think outside the box. If you're a fan you'll enjoy. If you're a detractor, you may find yourself convinced otherwise as his arguments are compelling.

Aug 17, 2014

Biographical reference from RationalWiki: .....

May 23, 2014

This guy has become his own biggest fan. He assumes that everybody needs his explanation of any issue, and he has no respect for an opposing opinion. I hope he writes no more books.

Apr 24, 2014

Although I did not read this entire book [I skimmed portions of it, I admit my stomach simply isn't that strong], it is obvious Krauthammer is still a complete whackjob! Always has been, always probably will remain so.

Apr 24, 2014

The first half of this book was engrossing as Krauthammer discourses on a wide range of topics. He is an incredibly intelligent individual and can convince even when having a different opinion. The second half was not as interesting to me due to its emphasis on foreign policy.

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