Things That Matter

Three Decades of Passions, Pastimes and Politics

Author: Charles Krauthammer

Publisher: Crown Forum

ISBN: 9780385349192

Category: Political Science

Page: 416

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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. Readers 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 indispensible chronicle 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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Things That Matter

Three Decades of Passions, Pastimes and Politics

Author: Charles Krauthammer

Publisher: Random House Large Print Publishing

ISBN: 9780804194518

Category: Political Science

Page: 526

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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.
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Summary, Charles Krauthammer "Things That Matter"

Three Decades of Passions, Pastimes and Politics

Author: Quick Read Summary Books

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781499123715

Category: Political Science

Page: 74

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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.
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The Things That Matter

Author: Nate Berkus

Publisher: Doubleday

ISBN: 0679644318

Category: House & Home

Page: 308

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The acclaimed designer and author of the best-selling Home Rules presents a sumptuously illustrated guide to meaningful home decorating that builds on a premise that a house's objects reflect its owners, providing tours and stories about some of the favorite family and celebrity homes the author helped design. 100,000 first printing.
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A Life That Matters

Transforming Faces, Renewing Lives

Author: Kenneth E. Salyer

Publisher: Center Street

ISBN: 1455515132

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

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A LIFE THAT MATTERS is a fascinating and profoundly moving new book by a surgeon who has devoted his life to helping the world's most unfortunate children grow up with faces that allow them to know they are part of the human community-assured that they are ordinary in the very best way and fully capable of being loved. We present ourselves to the world foremost with our faces, Dr. Ken Salyer explains, and the people we meet initially look to our faces to ascertain who, in fact, we are. Dr. Salyer is a fiercely intelligent, energetic, insatiably inquiring, and deeply compassionate man whose life has been one of service. As he writes in his introduction to A LIFE THAT MATTERS, he is "convinced that possessing a face you aren't forced to hide is a fundamental human right-as important to a fully lived life as freedom from fear or want." And in clinics and operating room around the world, today Dr. Salyer continues a groundbreaking forty-year career whose nexus melds cutting-edge medicine with humanitarian aid offered to profoundly unfortunate children. A LIFE THAT MATTERS focuses on the moving stories of the children whose lives have been transformed and their moving personal testaments to how precious their "normalcy" now is. It is these children who inspired Dr. Salyer to found the World Craniofacial Foundation and establish clinics across the globe that now offer hope for good lives to hundreds of poor children in still-developing countries who otherwise would be shunned, locked away, or abandoned. In a voice that's compelling, eloquent, and always impassioned, he issues a call for a new worldwide understanding of the rights of the terribly disfigured, and he encourages readers to be inspired by the lives of these children and to transform our own challenges into triumphs.
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Religion and Politics in America

A Conversation

Author: Michael Cromartie

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0742544710

Category: Political Science

Page: 208

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As religiously grounded moral arguments have become ever more influential factors in the national debate—particularly reinforced by recent presidential elections and the creation of the faith-based initiative office in the White House—journalists' ignorance about theological convictions has often worked to distort the public discourse on important policy issues. This timely book presents a series of conversations that will help policy makers and observers increase their understanding of religion, religious communities, and the relgious convictions that inform the political activity of devout believers. This book is published in cooperation with the Ethics and Public Policy Center.
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Can the World Tolerate an Iran with Nuclear Weapons?

The Munk Debate on Iran

Author: Amos Yadlin,Charles Krauthammer,Fareed Zakaria,Vali Nasr

Publisher: House of Anansi

ISBN: 1770892370

Category: Political Science

Page: 96

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With tensions between Iran, Israel, and Western powers reaching new highs over the Islamic Republic’s nuclear enrichment program, the tenth edition of the Munk Debates investigates how the world should respond to Iran’s nuclear ambitions. For some, the case for a pre-emptive strike on Iran is ironclad. An Iranian bomb would flood the volatile Middle East with nuclear weapons and trap Israel in a state of perilous insecurity — along with much of the world’s oil supply. Others argue that a nuclear Iran could be the very stabilizing force that the region needs, as the threat of nuclear war makes conventional conflicts more risky. These same voices also ask: can the West and Israel afford to attack Iran when doing so could roll back the Arab Spring and re-entrench reactionary forces throughout the Middle East? In this edition of the Munk Debates — Canada’s premier international debate series — former Israel Defense Forces head of military intelligence Amos Yadlin, Pulitzer Prize–winning political commentator Charles Krauthammer, CNN host Fareed Zakaria, and Iranian-born academic Vali Nasr debate the consequences of a nuclear-armed Iran. For the first time ever, this electrifying debate, which played to a sold-out audience, is now available in print, along with candid interviews with the debaters. With tempers flaring between governments, the world’s oil supply in peril, and global security at risk, the Munk Debate on Iran tries to answer: Can the world tolerate an Iran with nuclear weapons?
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Cutting edges

making sense of the eighties

Author: Charles Krauthammer

Publisher: Random House (NY)

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 221

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Liberty and Power

A Dialogue on Religion and U.S. Foreign Policy in an Unjust World

Author: J. Bryan Hehir,Michael Walzer,Louise Richardson,Shibley Telham,Charles Krauthammer,James M. Lindsay

Publisher: Brookings Institution Press

ISBN: 0815796641

Category: Religion

Page: 136

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What role should religion play in shaping and implementing U.S. foreign policy? The dominant attitude over the last half century on the subject of religion and international relations was expressed well by Dean Acheson, Harry Truman's secretary of state: "Moral Talk was fine preaching for the Final Day of Judgment, but it was not a view I would entertain as a public servant." Was Acheson right? How a nation "commits itself to freedom" has long been at the heart of debates about foreign aid, economic sanctions, and military intervention. Moral and faith traditions have much to say about what is required to achieve this end. And after September 11, no one can doubt the importance of religious beliefs in influencing relations among peoples and nations. The contributors to this volume come at the issue from very different perspectives and offer exceptional and unexpected insights on a question now at the forefront of American foreign policy.
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And the Good News Is...

Lessons and Advice from the Bright Side

Author: Dana Perino

Publisher: Twelve

ISBN: 1455584894

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

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#1 New York Times Bestseller#1 Wall Street Journal Bestseller From her years as the presidential press secretary to her debates with colleagues on Fox News' The Five, Dana Perino reveals the lessons she's learned that have guided her through life, kept her level-headed, and led to her success, even in the face of adversity. Thoughtful, inspiring, and often surprising, AND THE GOOD NEWS IS . . . traces Dana Perino's unlikely journey through politics and television. It's a remarkable American story-made up of equal parts determination and clear-eyed optimism. From facing professional challenges and confronting personal fears to stepping up to a podium for a President, Dana has come to expect the unexpected and has an uncanny ability to find the good news in any tough situation. AND THE GOOD NEWS IS . . . takes us from her Western childhood in Wyoming and Colorado to a chance meeting on an airplane that changes her life entirely. Then, with refreshing honesty and humor, she recounts her frustration with a string of unsatisfying jobs and living circumstances until a key career tip leads her back to Washington, D.C. to work for the Bush Administration. Dana also shares here her best work and life lessons-tips that will help you to get your point across convincingly while allowing your own grace and personality to shine through. As someone who still believes in working together to solve the problems our nation faces, Dana offers clear, practical advice on how to restore civility to our personal and public conversations. The result is a fascinating read that can help anyone become more successful, productive, and joyously content.
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Democratic Realism

An American Foreign Policy for a Unipolar World

Author: Charles Krauthammer

Publisher: Aei Press

ISBN: 9780844713885

Category: Political Science

Page: 21

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In this essay, delivered as the Irving Kristol Lecture at the American Enterprise Institute in February 2004, Charles Krauthammer examines four contending schools of American foreign policy: isolationism, liberal internationalism, realism, and democratic globalism. After analyzing the sources and merits of each school, he concludes that a variant of realism and democratic globalism, which he calls democratic realism, is best suited to America's position of preeminent power and the challenges of confronting and subduing Arab-Islamic fanaticism. We will support democracy everywhere, but we will commit blood and treasure only in places where there is a strategic necessity?meaning, places central to the larger war against the existential enemy, the enemy that poses a global mortal threat to freedom.
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Summary of Things That Matter: Three Decades of Passions, Pastimes and Politics

Author: Paul Adams

Publisher: BH via PublishDrive

ISBN: N.A

Category: Study Aids

Page: 80

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Things That Matter: Three Decades of Passions, Pastimes, and Politics by Charles Krauthammer: Conversation Starters Things That Matter, by Charles Krauthammer, contains 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: • Foster a deeper understanding of the book • Promote an atmosphere of discussion for groups • 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 companion resource of the original book, enhancing your experience. If you have not yet purchased a copy of the original book, please do before purchasing this unofficial Conversation Starters. © Copyright 2018 Download your copy now on sale Read it on your PC, Mac, iOS or Android smartphone, tablet devices.
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Harry and Meghan: A Love Story Coloring Book

Author: Teresa Goodridge

Publisher: Courier Dover Publications

ISBN: 0486827534

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 64

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Their love captivated the world — now the royal romance will inspire your imagination! The engagement of dashing Prince Harry of Wales and beautiful American actress Meghan Markle made headlines and their wedding in May of 2018 is sure to do the same. You can be part of the excitement with 30 beautiful and ready-to-color illustrations that capture the magic of their heartwarming love affair. Plus, the pages are perforated for easy removal and display.
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The Rock Book

Author: Carroll Lane Fenton,Mildred Adams Fenton

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486422671

Category: Nature

Page: 397

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A history of the origin and development of the earth's surface. Answers real questions about rock hunting and collecting, physical properties and atomic structures of minerals, types of igneous rocks, meteorites, sedimentary rocks, limestone, metamorphic rocks, ores, determining the ages of rocks, and much more. 48 halftones. 40 line illustrations. 15 color illustrations on covers.
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Argo

How the CIA and Hollywood Pulled Off the Most Audacious Rescue in History

Author: Antonio Mendez,Matt Baglio

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101601205

Category: History

Page: 320

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The true, declassified account of CIA operative Tony Mendez's daring rescue of American hostages from Iran that inspired the critically-acclaimed film directed by and starring Ben Affleck, and co-starring John Goodman, Alan Arkin, and Bryan Cranston. On November 4, 1979, Iranian militants stormed the American embassy in Tehran and captured dozens of American hostages, sparking a 444-day ordeal and a quake in global politics still reverberating today. But there is a little-known drama connected to the crisis: six Americans escaped. And a top-level CIA officer named Antonio Mendez devised an ingenious yet incredibly risky plan to rescue them before they were detected. Disguising himself as a Hollywood producer, and supported by a cast of expert forgers, deep cover CIA operatives, foreign agents, and Hollywood special effects artists, Mendez traveled to Tehran under the guise of scouting locations for a fake science fiction film called Argo. While pretending to find the perfect film backdrops, Mendez and a colleague succeeded in contacting the escapees, and smuggling them out of Iran. Antonio Mendez finally details the extraordinarily complex and dangerous operation he led more than three decades ago. A riveting story of secret identities and international intrigue, Argo is the gripping account of the history-making collusion between Hollywood and high-stakes espionage.
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What Would the Founders Say?

A Patriot's Answers to America's Most Pressing Problems

Author: Larry Schweikart

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101476028

Category: Political Science

Page: 256

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The #1 New York Times bestselling coauthor of A Patriot's History of the United States examines ten current challenges. America is at a crossroads. We face two options: continue our descent toward big government, higher taxes, less individual liberty, and more debt or pull our country back on the path our Founding Fathers planned for us. But that path isn't always so easy to see. Following the success of his previous books, conservative historian Larry Schweikart tackles some of the key issues confronting our nation today: education, government bailouts, gun control, health care, the environment, and more. For each he asks, "What would the founders say?" and sets out to explore our history and offer wisdom to help us get back on track. What would really be compatible with the vision that Washington, Jefferson, Madison, and the other founders had for America? Written in Schweikart's informal yet informative style, What Would the Founders Say? is sure to delight his fans and anyone looking for a little clarity on tough issues.
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All That Matters

Author: Susan X. Meagher

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780977088560

Category: Fiction

Page: 493

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100 Things to Do in Charleston Before You Die

Author: Lynn Seldon,Cele Seldon

Publisher: Reedy Press LLC

ISBN: 1681061287

Category: Travel

Page: 160

View: 1947

Locals, veteran visitors, and first-timers are equally delighted when they hear the story of a wealthy old Charlestonian woman who was once asked why she so seldom traveled. Puzzled, she replied, ''My dear, why should I travel when I'm already here?'' Charleston has become the darling of the Southeast United States, thanks to the city's blend of grace, beauty, history, and oh-so-Southern dining and hospitality. Charleston has a way of charming visitors with its lush Lowcountry landscape, Civil War history, antebellum plantations, cultural and artistic opportunities, James Beard Foundation award-winning chefs and restaurants, shopping, and the gracious and welcome reception from residents. 100 Things to Do in Charleston Before You Die is filled with easy-to-follow suggestions of where to go, what to see, can't-miss dining, outdoor recreation, events and entertainment, and where to shop 'til you drop-along with seasonal activities, suggested itineraries, and lots of insider tips.
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Season of the Witch

Enchantment, Terror and Deliverance in the City of Love

Author: David Talbot

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781439127872

Category: History

Page: 480

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Salon founder David Talbot chronicles the cultural history of San Francisco and from the late 1960s to the early 1980s when figures such as Harvey Milk, Janis Joplin, Jim Jones, and Bill Walsh helped usher from backwater city to thriving metropolis.
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