Books: Enjoying “Things That Matter” by Charles Krauthammer

Posted By on December 1, 2013

ThingsThatMatter_CharlesKrauthammerCharles Krauthammer is one political analyst I always enjoy listening to, be he a regular panelist commenting on the nightly news (Special Report with Bret Baier), or as a guest on many Fox News programs. His columns at The Weekly Standard are always excellent and his intellectual prowess is even respected by those who politically disagree with him.

His book Thing That Matter: Three Decades of Passions, Pastimes and Politics is currently number one in the country and offers and interesting look inside Dr. Krauthammer. His early life as a promising Harvard medical student took a turn after a diving accident left him paralyzed, but even a setback like that did not detour him from continuing on with his medical training. Eventually his passion turned him to politics … with a position “a little left of center” … a shock to most who read his current column or listen to his current political analysis. The book talks of his conversion as well as a the many passions he pursues.

Of the many interviews with him regarding his book tour, the one this weekend with Mike Huckabee was pretty succinct.

Charles Krauthammer with Mike Huckabee on November 30, 2013

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