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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 an
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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 more 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
Just because I can I’ll share one I thought was funny:
There’s always an Oswald [a showoff know-it-all]. There’s always the husband who takes his wife to Paris for Valentine’s Day.
Valentine’s Day? The rest of us schlubs can barely remember to come home with a single long-stemmed rose. What does he think he’s doing? And love is no defense. We don’t care how much you love her–you don’t do Paris. It’s bad for the team.
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
Krauthammer’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, 9/11, Obama, terrorism, the Defense Department, liberal vs. conservative policies, Israel, Franklin Roosevelt, and the Washington Nationals baseball team.
I 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.