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Things That Matter: Three Decades of Passions, Pastimes and Politics (edição: 2013)

de Charles Krauthammer

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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.… (mais)
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Título:Things That Matter: Three Decades of Passions, Pastimes and Politics
Autores:Charles Krauthammer
Informação:Crown Forum (2013), Kindle Edition, 400 pages
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The late Charles Krauthammer had originally intended this collection of columns and articles to focus on the things that mattered most to him, things other than politics, things like baseball, chess, science, medicine and family. Then he realized that ultimately everything that mattered most to him depended on politics. Consider how the political change that created Nazi Germany affected every aspect of life in Germany, and the rest of Europe as well.

So Krauthammer did include political commentary in “Things That Matter,” although these essays now seem the most dated, at least those that relate specifically to issues that were hot topics during the Clinton years or either of the Bush administrations. Obama discussions seem a bit more topical. The book predates the Trump administration.

When writing about politics in general terms, however, it sounds like it could have first appeared in print yesterday. One example is when he writes, “Conservatives think liberals are stupid. Liberals think conservatives are evil.” Krauthammer wrote this in 2002, but today conservatives are ranting about the stupidity of the open borders and Medicare-for-all advocated by left-wing politicians, while liberals use any excuse to call conservatives Nazis or racists.

Still he is at his best when writing about subjects more dear to his heart — why religion should be taught in the schools (“A healthy country would teach its children evolution — and the Ten Commandments.”), why Winston Churchill was the most important figure in the 20th century, why turning the border collie into a show dog is likely to ruin its most important quality — its intelligence, and so on.

This is good stuff, stuff that will matter to most readers as it mattered to Charles Krauthammer. ( )
  hardlyhardy | Sep 4, 2019 |
A handpicked compilation of Krauthammer's columns and essays on 'things that matter' whether baseball and what it means to be a fan, takes on various political administrations from Carter through Obama years, to perspectives on defense spending, foreign policy, current political climate and sociopolitical issues.

Krauthammer is an interesting, thoughtful, well-educated, well-read, and deeply intelligent man. Classically liberal in his younger years, he became more politically conservative as he aged (a perspective shift for which he explains his rationale). He's also got a wry sense of humor which is threaded through many of his essays.

He's not a fan of democratic socialism and sounds the alarm about how it will change the course and trajectory of America from the inside out if we continue in that direction.

Whether you agree with Krauthammer's perspectives on issues or not, it's well worth the read, will hone and sharpen your own perspective, and improve your ability to think critically and independently.

What's fascinating and gave me a sense of relief is how well his observances about politics and political issues in columns written decades prior still hold up well today. Nothing in the devolving sphere of political civility that we're seeing today is new per se...it's just magnified through social media. Several times I read a column or essay that could have been published yesterday, only to find it was published 10-20 years prior.

Reading this book is the closest I can come to knowing and learning from him and was time well spent.

Highly recommended to anyone and everyone who values a well-rounded and reasoned perspective and an ability to think independently. ( )
  angiestahl | May 11, 2019 |
An intellectual trip through the past three decades with very insightful short articles by this entertaining analyst as he examines not only events as they affected the United Staes and the world but also moments in his life that were full of meaning and memories. I would strongly recommend this as worthwhile reading to anyone looking to understand social issues and how they played. ( )
  MichaelDrakich | Aug 26, 2018 |
A preeminent American conservative reflects his ideas about the things that matter in American politics.
  gmicksmith | Sep 24, 2016 |
You don't need to share Krauthammer's conservative politics to enjoy these thought-provoking essays. ( )
  Gingermama | Jan 24, 2016 |
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