Summary

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.
Listeners 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 indispensable chronicle takes the listener on a fascinating journey through the fashions and follies, the tragedies and triumphs, of the last three decades of American life.
©2013 Charles Krauthammer (P)2013 Random House Audio
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5 out of 5 stars
By Karen on 22-08-14

Insightful, Intelligent, Don't miss this one

Where does Things That Matter rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

My favorite book so far. Charles has a wonderful way of putting things into perspective making it easier to get one's head around today's and yesterday's issues.

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4 out of 5 stars
By Lawrence on 04-01-14

5* if Mr. Krauthammer had narrated complete book.

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Would have been 5* for performance and overall had Mr. Krauthammer narrated the complete book.

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