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Things That Matter: Three Decades of Passions, Pastimes and Politics

Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher: Random House (Audio)

Date: December 2013

Duration: 11 hours 41 minutes


From America’s preeminent columnist, named by the Financial Times the most influential commentator in the nation, the long-awaited collection of Charles Krauthammer’s essential, timeless writings.
A brilliant stylist known for an uncompromising honesty that challenges conventional wisdom at every turn, Krauthammer has for decades daz­zled readers with his keen insight into politics and government. His weekly column is a must-read in Washington and across the country. Now, finally, the best of Krauthammer’s intelligence, erudition and wit are collected in one volume.
Readers will find here not only the country’s leading conservative thinker offering a pas­sionate defense of limited government, but also a highly independent mind whose views—on feminism, evolution and the death penalty, for example—defy ideological convention. Things That Matter also features several of Krautham­mer’s major path-breaking essays—on bioeth­ics, on Jewish destiny and on America’s role as the world’s superpower—that have pro­foundly influenced the nation’s thoughts and policies. And finally, the collection presents a trove of always penetrating, often bemused re­flections on everything from border collies to Halley’s Comet, from Woody Allen to Win­ston Churchill, from the punishing pleasures of speed chess to the elegance of the perfectly thrown outfield assist.
With a special, highly autobiographical in­troduction in which Krauthammer reflects on the events that shaped his career and political philosophy, this indispensible chronicle takes the reader on a fascinating journey through the fashions and follies, the tragedies and triumphs, of the last three decades of American life.


  • Felix Grucci

    A very well written and narrated collection of thought provoking issues that affect our lives only negative was not hearing Dr Krauthammer's thoughts in his voice notwithstanding the narrator was very good.

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  • Domagoj P.

    Not for everage listener as he will not only learn little of value from this book but also be greatly misinformed from numerous spins inside this book. For him this book is to be avoided. For ocasional well informed reader this book is valuable material for better understanding USA foreign politic dinamics, media influencing and foreign politics power structure. For several decades author was columnist in the most prominent daily newspaper and as such served mouthpiece and spin function for certain powerfull interests, movers and shakers of politics.