ON-Lion Letter
A brilliant stylist known for an uncompromising honesty that challenges conventional wisdom at every turn, Bradley Prize recipient Charles 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, Things That Matter:  Three Decades of Passion, Pastimes and Politics.
 
Readers will find in Things That Matter 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.  The book also features several of Krauthammer's major pathbreaking 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, Things That Matter takes the reader on a fascinating journey through the fashions and follies, the tragedies and triumphs, of the last three decades of American life.
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