Monday, July 20, 2015

Review: Things that Matter: Three Decades of Passions, Pastimes and Politics by Charles Krauthammer



Review: Things that Matter: Three Decades of Passions, Pastimes and Politics
Charles Krauthammer
Crown Forum
2015

I just checked and this book has over 5000 reviews posted on an online retailer’s site.  He’s doing something right.  Combine that with some very healthy sales figures and now he’s doing it right and saying things that do matter.  

The edition that I read has added some content that focuses on President Obama.  What I would like to see from that is the author revisiting these in say ten years or so as to determine if he still holds the same opinions.  My guess is he would, but just for conversation maybe not.  He would have to speak for himself and generally does.  His introduction shows that his current political position was not the only one he has held.  I discovered that though he generally espouses a conservative view, he does hold some that are much more liberal.    

Krauthammer’s writing is so readable and his presentation generally so well constructed that anyone from any political stance will probably enjoy this book and the conversations that will ensue.  Happily, this book in not entirely politics in the popular sense. I have to add that I was pleasantly surprised by that since I had not read any of his work before.  I fully expected much less than he delivered.  

I received this book from the publisher in return for a review.




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