By DGH 1
One of the best books I have read in years. A pleasure to read, thoughtful, well written and humorous. Delightful to read someone who has thought so deeply about the major issues of our day. Give it to all the liberals on your gift list to show them what true conservative principles are.
Things that matter in the world of irrelevant things.
A pampered princely persons priorities are so much removed from the rest of us who have to punch a time card. Those who work for a living make up a larger share of this nation than those removed from the rest of us. Why in the %#¥£+~> are we giving this "author" any deference? We've been following pieces of fecal matter of his ilk since 1981 can we finally start ignoring people like him and finally think for our selves for once.
"Things that Matter" - yep, they do
Worth your time.
This is a wonderful read and very thought provoking, that is, for those willing to open their minds and see the world the way it is, rather than the way they would like it to be.
It is a collection of essays and short articles both from years past and current events. It wasn't until I got halfway through it that it dawned on me that this book offers, in my opinion, substantiation for a quote made long ago, "Those who do not learn from history are destined to repeat it". A data point for "Cause and effect".
Things that matter
By Night reader alone
The book was highly insightful I would recommend it strongly to other readers.
Portions of the book for like a trip down memory lane of current events.
I look forward to his next piece.
By Reporter (PLEASE FIX THIS)
Things That Matter
I tried, I tried real hard to dig in on this book. I love Charles opinions and ability to see the big picture on important domestic and world issues. This book just seemed long winded to me on things that really didn't grab me. To each his own opinion, some may love this book, I didn't .
Some of the articles are very enlightening, a few I didn't finish reading. Some of ones he wrote about Jews were, well ....
Charles, please run for president!
"Things that Matter" begins with some light, "remember America in the good old days" accounts that first and effectively humanizes an author who is best known for his dry genius and and no-nonsense public demeanor. Shortly after his warmth is established (or uncovered) readers are introduced to the real crux of the nation's issues that are setting us adrift; not merely internally, but internationally as well.
My assumption is that if you are reading the book, you know what they are already; however, my interaction with more people, both friends and strangers, are starting to correct me otherwise., unfortunately.
Without any explicit or overt smugness, Charles Krauthhammer makes his arguments, point after logical point, without ever insulting the nation or her pitiful voters. He includes brief outlines on why our foreign strategies (or lack thereof) have failed or will fail. He also purveys the successes of our past. What's more, he shows where two schools of thought (globalism & realism) might actually work together most effectively.
He analyzes history and brings relevant comparisons forward for further thought and provides some fine insights to consider, particularly about our current reputation in the international community (aren't we all just exceptional together) and how we want - need to be perceived (the true uni power we need to be).
I found myself nodding in agreement and thinking, finally, logic!!
I would like to have seen him finish the book with more recent analyses on more recent problems, such as ISIS, Israel/Gaza and his thoughts on Obama's diversionary tactics (climate change...? Huh?!)
And I would die a happy woman if he would run for President in 2016.
Between now and then, I would buy a copy of this book to throw at Obama's head. After all, he'll need something to read as he flies in Airforce 1 to his next golf game....
Things That Matter
By Ron Kennedy
Cleaner logical incisive geopolitical and social analysis. A great read. Krauthammer for president!
Every true American needs to consider this
By Three Joys
Well written and organized
One may not agree with the authors positions but surely must conclude they are well considered and logical
One of the easiest "reads"
Ever and thoroughly well done