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The Point of It All
The Point of It All Charles Krauthammer
by Charles Krauthammer

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New York, NY: Crown (on sale: December 4, 2018)


As new in dust jacket.

Compiled by Charles Krauthammer before his passing, an intimate collection of his most notable works and writings—including never-before published speeches on his political philosophy and personal history, and a major, new essay about the state of global democracy.

Edited and with an introduction by the columnist’s son, Daniel Krauthammer.

For three decades, Charles Krauthammer elevated the op-ed column into a form of art. Whether holding forth on American politics or reflecting on more esoteric topics like baseball, chess and spaceflight, Krauthammer became known not only for his penetrating wit and insight, but for his ability to identify the hidden moral truths that animate our daily lives.

This new collection, which Krauthammer was working on before he passed away, collects the columns, speeches, and unpublished writings that showcase Krauthammer’s philosophy on politics and life, and the legacy that he left behind.

The book is organized into three parts: A selection of notable writings and speeches from Krauthammer’s 30 years as a national columnist, covering topics like politics, popular culture, medicine, and human nature Essays on America’s place in the international arena, including a major, previously unpublished work, “The Authoritarian Temptation,” which reveals Krauthammer’s thoughts on the populist movements sweeping the world and the state of global democracy.

A deeply personal section illuminating Charles’s own thoughts on family, living with disability, and dying—anchored by Daniel Krauthammer’s eulogy for his father. For longtime readers and newcomers alike, this book is an intelligent reminder of what made Charles Krauthammer the preeminent American columnist of his generation and an intimate look at the man behind the words.

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