The conservative columnist presents a collection of his writings on what he believes renders the "American experiment" vibrant and special, exploring topics ranging from health care and space exploration to religion and baseball.
Things That Matter: Three Decades of Passions, Pastimes and PoliticsCharles KrauthammerIn this summary of Charles Krauthammer's book, "Things That Matter: Three Decades of Passions, Pastimes and Politics", you will find a collection of articles and essays written by journalist and correspondent Charles Krauthammer spanning over thirty years. Krauthammer is a Pulitzer-prize winning syndicated columnist, and is also a physician. He is now a political correspondent for FOX News. The New York Times named him as the most influential commentator in America. The articles cover a wide range of personal, political, historical and global topics. The central thesis of the book is that the whole of society rests on politics, because without politics everything collapses.
Things That Matter: Three Decades of Passions, Pastimes and Politics by Charles Krauthammer: Conversation Starters Things That Matter, by Charles Krauthammer, contain the best of Krauthammer's articles that he has written about politics and government. Filled to the brim with wit, intelligence and erudition, readers can finally have all of his works gathered in one book. Included with his articles are his musings on everything from Woody Allen to Halley's Comet to give light comedy amongst his passionate essays. Charles Krauthammer is a winner of the Pulitzer Prize as well as a celebrated columnist. His column can be read in over four hundred newspapers across the world. Things That Matter was an instant New York Times Bestseller and is touted for its brilliance. A Brief Look Inside: EVERY GOOD BOOK CONTAINS A WORLD FAR DEEPER than the surface of its pages. The characters and their world come alive, and the characters and its world still live on. Conversation Starters is peppered with questions designed to bring us beneath the surface of the page and invite us into the world that lives on. These questions can be used to... Create Hours of Conversation: - Promote an atmosphere of discussion for groups - Foster a deeper understanding of the book - Assist in the study of the book, either individually or corporately - Explore unseen realms of the book as never seen before Disclaimer: This book you are about to enjoy is an independent resource meant to supplement the original book. If you have not yet read the original book, we encourage you to before purchasing this unofficial Conversation Starters.
With InstaRead Chapter-by-Chapter Summaries, you can get the essence of a book in 30 minutes or less. We read every chapter and summarize it in one or two paragraphs so you can get the information contained in the book at a faster rate. This is an InstaRead Summary of Things That Matter by Charles Krauthammer. Below is a preview of the earlier sections of the summary: A WORD ON ORGANIZATION AND METHOD This book includes original articles from newspapers and magazines, as well as five essays on several subjects. PART ONE: PERSONAL CHAPTER 1: THE GOOD AND THE GREAT Marcel, My Brother Krauthammer's older brother Marcel, also a doctor, was once brought to the Emergency Room in critical conditions, and yet was able to tell the clueless intern what to do to save his life. He was brilliant and brave. Growing up, Marcel taught Krauthammer many sports and shared his friends with him. They spent long and idyllic summers in Long Beach and were inseparable. Marcel died of cancer at the age of 59. (The Washington Post, January 27, 2006) Winston Churchill: The Indispensable Man Winston Churchill, rather than Einstein, should have been Time Magazine's Person of the Century. Einstein was a genius with revolutionary ideas, but without him the world would have reached these findings sooner or later. Churchill, on the other hand, was indispensable. Without him the world would not be what it is today. Britain might have sided with the Nazis, and civilization would have rapidly declined. Churchill saved Western civilization from Nazism and Soviet communism. He favored some currently unpopular views, such as colonialism, but he was a man of his time. It took a 19th Century man to pave the way towards the 20th Century. (The Washington Post, December 31, 1999) Paul Erdos: Sweet Genius Erdos, a brilliant mathematician, kept working up until his death at the age of 83. A homeless nomad, he sought the hospitality of mathematicians around the world offering his brain in return. He was a Hungarian Jew, whose family was destroyed by Hitler. He was a gentle, generous and a gregarious genius. Once Erdos lent a poor student $1,000 to go to Harvard. When the student, now an accomplished professor, offered to pay him back, Erdos told him to give those $1,000 to another student in need. (The Washington Post, September 27, 1996)
An updated examination of what's weakening the U.S. economy, and how to fix it The Committee to Destroy the World: Inside the Plot to Unleash a Super Crash on the Global Economy is a passionate and informed analysis of the struggling global economy. In this masterfully conceived and executed work, Michael Lewitt, one of Wall Street's most respected market strategists and money managers, updates his groundbreaking examination of the causes of the 2008 crisis and argues that economic and geopolitical conditions are even more unstable today. His analysis arrives in time for the impending economic and geopolitical debates of the 2016 election season. Lewitt explains in detail how debt has now overrun the world's capacity, how federal policies of the past few decades have created a downward vortex sapping growth and vitality from the American economy, and how greed and corruption are preventing reform. The financial crisis created tens of trillions of debt, leaving investors to pay a huge price for these policy failures: The highest asset inflation we've seen in our lifetimes, although the government claims there isn't enough inflation More than $2 trillion of stock buybacks funded with low cost debt that are artificially inflating stock prices The Federal Reserve and other global central banks becoming the largest buyers of government debt in order to suppress interest rates An M&A boom resulting from companies needing to find growth outside of their core businesses While the financial media misses the story, Lewitt pulls no punches explaining how all of these trends are leading to the brink of another crisis. Lewitt lays out a survival plan for the average investor to protect their assets when the debt bubble bursts. The first edition of this book expressed hope that policymakers would not let the financial crisis go to waste. This book urges investors to learn from the crushed hope and take action before the next crisis.
American Christian Support for Israel covers the first five Arab-Israeli wars and discusses Israel’s security concerns and why countless American Christians enthusiastically sided with Israel. While most liberal Christian leaders were critical of Israel’s relations with Arabs, conservative Christians became Israel’s best friends.
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My Writings: Personal Essays is a collection of 57 essays from among hundreds of narratives the author wrote over a 30-year period as a freelance scribe. The book fills a knowledge void with vital information that readers from all levels of society can use in their daily life. Most of the commentaries were published in periodicals throughout the U.S. The book, with a foreword by Dr. Lawrence T. Coulehan, M.D., has seven parts: Aging; Christianity; History; Relationships; Service; Quality and Participation; and Self-Help. Born in a small community in central Texas, Colonel Ben L. Walton, U.S. Army (Retired) grew up in Waco, Texas, where he lived in a four-room house without electricity or running water. A wood-burning stove was used to cook food and for heat. “The nearest house to where I lived was four miles away. Besides, where I lived was across the street from a graveyard.” He was motivated to write the book based on writings in the Bible, Selected Essays, 1917-1932 by T.S. Eliot, and Things That Matter: Three Decades of Passions, Pastimes and Politics by Charles Krauthammer. For more than 400 years, as documented in The Art of the Personal Essay: Anthology from the Classical Era to the Present by Phillip Lopate, personal essays have been one of the richest and most vibrant of all literary forms. Based on history, Essays by Michel de Montaigne, the title of an assemblage of 107 essays the author wrote and published in 1580, astonishingly is rated by experts today as among the greatest nonfiction books of all time. Furthermore, Montaigne is credited with inventing the writing style of an essay, meaning the short subject treatment of a given subject. My Writings: Personal Essays aims to provide readers with a poignant and useful self-reliance publication worthy of their time that is captivating, interesting, and stimulating. But most importantly, it is a permanent resource that can be referred to as needed, treasured, and passed on to others for generations.
Global Governance from Regional Perspectives argues that the academic debate on global governance has neglected the combination of power with value constellations/culture. Both input and output legitimacy, for instance, or the exercise of control and influence are inextricably related to culture, worldviews, and values. The book questions theoretically the Western hegemonic and hence 'invisible' definition of governance and related concepts, as well as the Western hegemony over global governance institutions. It looks from the ground up whether, and how, alternative practices, institutions/networks, and concepts/norms of global governance are emerging in relation to emerging powers and regional integration systems. Global Governance from Regional Perspectives starts with a critical reading of global governance from multi-disciplinary views and engages with two important and under-studied aspects, notably how global governance can be measured and what lies behind such measurements , and questions the democratic deficit of global governance. The book provides a series of regional and country perspectives on global governance which engage with a specific example of an institution, process, or issue that is used to highlight why and how the western hegemonic views and practices of global governance are (or not) contested. The book offers a mapping of global governance phenomena in different regions of the world and a critical readings of those. As such this volume is different from all international relations or political science collections on global governance and also opens up a new field of study that has been hitherto neglected in sociological or cultural studies.