Things That Matter

Author: Charles Krauthammer
Publisher: Crown Forum
ISBN: 9780385349192
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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.

Summary Charles Krauthammer Things That Matter

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ISBN: 9781499123715
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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.

My Writings Personal Essays

Author: Colonel Ben L. Walton, US Army (Retired)
Publisher: Strategic Book Publishing & Rights Agency
ISBN: 1946539856
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My Writings: Personal Essays is a collection of 57 essays from among hundreds of narratives the author wrote over a 30-year period as a freelance scribe. The book fills a knowledge void with vital information that readers from all levels of society can use in their daily life. Most of the commentaries were published in periodicals throughout the U.S. The book, with a foreword by Dr. Lawrence T. Coulehan, M.D., has seven parts: Aging; Christianity; History; Relationships; Service; Quality and Participation; and Self-Help. Born in a small community in central Texas, Colonel Ben L. Walton, U.S. Army (Retired) grew up in Waco, Texas, where he lived in a four-room house without electricity or running water. A wood-burning stove was used to cook food and for heat. “The nearest house to where I lived was four miles away. Besides, where I lived was across the street from a graveyard.” He was motivated to write the book based on writings in the Bible, Selected Essays, 1917-1932 by T.S. Eliot, and Things That Matter: Three Decades of Passions, Pastimes and Politics by Charles Krauthammer. For more than 400 years, as documented in The Art of the Personal Essay: Anthology from the Classical Era to the Present by Phillip Lopate, personal essays have been one of the richest and most vibrant of all literary forms. Based on history, Essays by Michel de Montaigne, the title of an assemblage of 107 essays the author wrote and published in 1580, astonishingly is rated by experts today as among the greatest nonfiction books of all time. Furthermore, Montaigne is credited with inventing the writing style of an essay, meaning the short subject treatment of a given subject. My Writings: Personal Essays aims to provide readers with a poignant and useful self-reliance publication worthy of their time that is captivating, interesting, and stimulating. But most importantly, it is a permanent resource that can be referred to as needed, treasured, and passed on to others for generations.

Global Governance From Regional Perspectives

Author: Anna Triandafyllidou
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0192511831
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Global Governance from Regional Perspectives argues that the academic debate on global governance has neglected the combination of power with value constellations/culture. Both input and output legitimacy, for instance, or the exercise of control and influence are inextricably related to culture, worldviews, and values. The book questions theoretically the Western hegemonic and hence 'invisible' definition of governance and related concepts, as well as the Western hegemony over global governance institutions. It looks from the ground up whether, and how, alternative practices, institutions/networks, and concepts/norms of global governance are emerging in relation to emerging powers and regional integration systems. Global Governance from Regional Perspectives starts with a critical reading of global governance from multi-disciplinary views and engages with two important and under-studied aspects, notably how global governance can be measured and what lies behind such measurements , and questions the democratic deficit of global governance. The book provides a series of regional and country perspectives on global governance which engage with a specific example of an institution, process, or issue that is used to highlight why and how the western hegemonic views and practices of global governance are (or not) contested. The book offers a mapping of global governance phenomena in different regions of the world and a critical readings of those. As such this volume is different from all international relations or political science collections on global governance and also opens up a new field of study that has been hitherto neglected in sociological or cultural studies.

Exceptional

Author: Dick Cheney
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 150111543X
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"Former vice president Dick Cheney and his daughter Liz Cheney explain the unique and indispensable nature of American power, reveal the damage done by President Obama's abandonment of this principle, and show how America can and must lead again"--

Author: John Connolly
Publisher: Harlenic Hellas Publishing
ISBN: 9789604506835
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Author: David Wise
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ISBN: 9781942955009
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A Headache in the Pelvis is a description of a revolutionary new treatment for pelvic pain affecting millions of men and women, developed at Stanford University. This book describes a new treatment for a very difficult problem that heretofore has had no solution. The authors of the book have published in the world's best journals reporting that the protocol described in A Headache in the Pelvis helps over 70% of men for whom no other treatment has helped.

Author: Dean Ray Koontz
Publisher: Harlenic Hellas Publishing
ISBN: 9789604501960
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