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Things That Matter: Three Decades of Passions, Pastimes, and Politics By Charles Krauthammer Things That Matter Three Decades of Passions Pastimes and Politics 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 Thi
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  • Things That Matter: Three Decades of Passions, Pastimes, and Politics By Charles Krauthammer 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 entitlement reform, from Halley s Comet to border collies, from ChFrom 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 entitlement 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 best 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 unique publishing event, years in the making.
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    1. Charles Krauthammer

      American Pulitzer Prize winning syndicated columnist, political commentator, and physician His column is syndicated to than 400 newspapers and media outlets.

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    1. I made Charles Krauthammer s acquaintance via FOX over the past few years and found that he has been the person I listen to most carefully on a variety of current political and cultural topics Why Because he actually analyzes events from all sides and looks at the evidence logically before coming to a conclusion and not in lockstep with every other commentator, and that I find so refreshing.Truly a thinking man, but not unfamiliar with life s challenges or without passions love that chess and ba [...]

    2. 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 equally 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 quotes from this book to my quotes I might as well have just typed out the entire book and some of the quotes are long enough [...]

    3. 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 medi [...]

    4. 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 B.C 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 rest of the world Still there is an effort to wipe them of [...]

    5. 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 cons [...]

    6. 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 persuadable to new ideas I felt it fair to consider Dr Krauthammer s opinions with as little prejudice as possible.To the good Dr Krauthammer is an excellent writer He is articulate, concise and often funny He writes movingly about space exploration, baseball, chess and hi [...]

    7. Brilliant analytical mind that makes complex issues easy to understand This collection of editorial essays on a wide variety of subjects hones in on what does indeed truly matter I can t imagine anyone but the intellectually dishonest taking much exception with his clear and concise arguments which are presented on a wide range of complex subjects learned a good deal from this collection of editorials that I believe could change the hearts and minds of many for the betterment of our world.

    8. 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 content.First, 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 [...]

    9. Urbane and civilized on the surface, callous and hypocritical underneath Charles Krauthammer is a Conservative With Class Krauthammer is the kind of guy who always wants to save civilization as long as it s his civilization and not someone else s He ll suck up to anyone to preserve his own comfortable status, no matter how high the price for those other people out there His warm and loving tribute to Winston Churchill brought tears to my eyes Somebody beat Hitler to his knees, but it couldn t [...]

    10. 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 by Dennis Prager Both are collections of articles that are brilliant and thought provoking The only reason that I m giving it 4 stars rather than 5, is that some of the pieces are a bit d [...]

    11. A superb collection of political columns written over a 30 year timespan by an idol of mine The life and times of Dr Charles Krauthammer is worth a book unto itself Having moved to Montreal at the age of 5 and lived there until after his undergraduate studies at McGill University, he went on to Harvard Med What happens next is heartbreaking Dr Krauthammer suffered permanent paralysis from a diving accident Refusing to let the accident define him, he convinced the school to allow him to continue [...]

    12. I almost give this book three stars because it was often thought provoking But Krauthammer s utter contempt for liberalism often overshadowed his ideas The final quarter of the book says the same thing in essay after excruciating essay He also seems to fall in love with certain words of phrases I know a guy whose every political argument includes the concept of liberals being poo flinging monkees Krauthammer is no better, using the analogy of Gulliver being tied down way too often Worse, his wor [...]

    13. 5 56 pee em, the 17th of december, 2017, sunday evening, just finished, three stars, i liked it, good read he eviscerates the obama presidency, among other things one of the last two or three i read and others before that, too, places the blame for isis solely on bush s presidency and they all give obama a free ride out of the arena the bystander presidency, the presidenty who abandoned iraq, is left blameless you get tired of it after a time, the endless demagoguery of the political and media e [...]

    14. Words I d use to describe Charles Krauthammer after reading this collection of dozens of his essays EloquentEntertainingly pompousA likable know it allSometimes angryA masterful wordsmithPossessing a concrete sense of right and wrongPerceptiveUnafraid NuancedHighly intelligentKrauthammer is absolutely a beautiful writer, but if you do not have his precise, very high education, many of his arguments and use of foreign language words are inaccessible I strive to have this man s command of the lang [...]

    15. It would be a good idea to have a dictionary handy while reading Dr Krauthammer s collection of insightful observations, Things that Matter The erudite author is clearly dedicated to plain speak but occasionally, like a body tic, he throws in a word that makes me fumble for Webster s definitions Sometimes even that doesn t help.I m okay with that because I feel so much intelligent after I read his material I even understand and applaud most of it I know I m showing my conservative underwear But [...]

    16. I just can t bring myself to give a compilation of columns, no matter how well chosen and organized, a five star rating, so we will have to settle for four stars, but that being said, the book is excellent.Of course there are a few caveats My review is totally biased because I love Krauthammer s writing and often agree with his views Although he is a former Democrat, he is now clearly conservative, and since I lean that way on almost every non social issue, well my views are especially simpatico [...]

    17. Before this book I was only familiar with Krauthammer from his sporadic appearances on the Sunday morning talk show circuit and in those particular settings he often struck me as overly pretentious and angry I was wrong about him Having completed this collection of columns and essays I was struck with the consistency in his philosophic worldview, which I admire He is thoughtful, humane, and religious He is a practicing Jew, and it seems to be his Western, Jewishness that forms his ethics and con [...]

    18. I was hoping this book would be on the man, that his works This is basically a collection of some of his best Washington Post essays 30% are really interesting, 30% I didn t care about at all, and the rest were somewhere in the middle I have a lot of respect for Charles Krauthammer as an independent thinker so reading his pieces are were stimulating I enjoyed the way he infuses humor into his pieces, and came away with several new words to use due to his incredible lexicon.His pieces range from [...]

    19. Krauthammer s best seller is a compilation of many of his articles over the past 30 years I enjoy reading his regular Washington Post columns every week I was unaware that he started out as a Democrat and once worked for Jimmy Carter s presidency Of course now he is one of the conservative pundits that skewers liberals on a regular basis He says he left the Democrats when it came to domestic policy when he saw how liberal programs failed time and time again to achieve the promised results He say [...]

    20. This is a collectiosn of Charles Krauthammer s weekly columns and articles he has written over the many years as a political columnist Many of his articles are interesting as well as well as enlightening all of them are short and easy to read This is one of those books that one picks up and reads a donzen pages or so in between other readings Actually I found the introduction as interesting and informative as many of his articles Krauthammer writes of his interesting background having once been [...]

    21. The author does indeed come up with a list of topics that do or should matter to most And while the specific subject matter i.e baseball, chess, bioethics, the Middle East may not be of particular interest to some, the underlying themes i.e fairness, the beauty of logic or physics are And while one may not always agree with the author s viewpoint, he does present persuasive arguments and points to ponder from that opposing viewpoint in a respectful and measured manner.

    22. I just finished this great book by Charles Krauthammer, one of the smartest, best writers on the right The book is a collection of his writings over the decades for The Washington Post, Time Magazine, and other publications His writing is compelling, intellectual, and conservative This book is a fast read, and I am not surprised that it has sold than one million copies since its publication Congrats to Charles for an outstanding book.

    23. Mr Krauthammer speaks prose He is currently a regular in the cable world and his comments require at least for me some time to digest and or ripen Thats not an easy task in the fast paced media news format I prefer reading Mr Krauthammer This is a collection of what he feels are important thoughts he s shared in his columns over the years Indeed they are They are enlightening and always entertaining.

    24. As 1 in Politics on and featured by Jon Stewart, I was expecting some really cogent analysis I did know they were just essays which are usually too short to interest me, but gave it a shot This book is way over hyped It starts with a bunch of eulogies, then a few lame essays that sound like ones i wrote in high school about my dog and Presidential elections I read 25% and stopped, having never found anything with meat.

    25. I loved this book I have seen him on TV and have been impressed with his ability, sagacity and persuasion This book is a collection of his column writings and lectures over a span of a couple decades Loved his vocabulary and voice I heard him the whole book I found him interesting even when I didn t even care about the subject he was talking about.

    26. I remember when I was young, I would get so angry every time I read one Krauthammer s op ed pieces in Time I don t agree with everything he states, but he s a great thinker and a wonderful writer If you want to learn some intelligent conservative viewpoints without subjecting yourself to Fox News, this is a must read.

    27. how do you rate a book that attacks everything you believe in, in the most interest way I loved the articles I ve read here but some of them were truly offensive to myself and my religion I can t decide what I should rate it so it s going to stay blank

    28. Great Book Heroic personality I agree with all his positions, except I am not a Nat s fan Go Reds Mr Krauthammer presents all his presentations very logically Would not work in Washington, makes too much sense.

    29. Krauthammer s genius is simply dazzling He is terribly under estimated when relegated to the narrow category of political commentator He sheds light, he points the way in almost every imaginable category of human knowledge I admit it I am a huge fanboy

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