Cover image for Things that matter Three Decades of Passions, Pastimes and Politics.
Title:
Things that matter Three Decades of Passions, Pastimes and Politics.
ISBN:
9780553398311
Edition:
Unabridged.
Publication Information:
New York : Random House Audio, 2013.
Physical Description:
1 online resource (10 audio files) : digital
General Note:
Unabridged.
Abstract:
?�From America���s preeminent columnist, named by the Financial Times the most influential commentator in the nation, the long-awaited collection of Charles Krauthammer���s essential, timeless writings. ?� A brilliant stylist known for an uncompromising honesty that challenges conventional wisdom at every turn, Krauthammer has for decades daz?�zled 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 Krauthammer���s intelligence, erudition and wit are collected in one volume. ?� Readers will find here not only the country���s leading conservative thinker offering a pas?�sionate defense of limited government, but also a highly independent mind whose views���on feminism, evolution and the death penalty, for example���defy ideological convention. Things That Matter also features several of Krautham?�mer���s major path-breaking essays���on bioeth?�ics, on Jewish destiny and on America���s role as the world���s superpower���that have pro?�foundly influenced the nation���s thoughts and policies. And finally, the collection presents a trove of always penetrating, often bemused re?�flections on everything from border collies to Halley���s Comet, from Woody Allen to Win?�ston Churchill, from the punishing pleasures of speed chess to the elegance of the perfectly thrown outfield assist. ?� With a special, highly autobiographical in?�troduction 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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