The Point of It All (A Lifetime of Great Loves and Endeavors) by Charles Krauthammer and edited by son Daniel is a collection of essays written by a legendary writer and thinker. Krauthammer passed in June 2018, but his words live on. Cover blurb – Spanning the personal, the political, and the philosophical, it includes never-before-published speeches and a major new essay about the effect of today’s populist movements on the future of global democracy.
Charles Krauthammer writes about statecraft, foreign policy, and reflects on baseball, spaceflight, and medical ethics. His writings are challenging in that he does make one think. However, his writings are also clear and insightful – not gobbledygook just to write “fancy”. While I do not agree on all of his opinions, I appreciate his rationale and thought process. It comes from a great appreciation for history, knowledge, and experience in the political feature writing arena.
Cover blurb – The Point of It All is a timely demonstration of what it means to cut through the noise of petty politics with clarity, integrity, and intellectual fortitude.
In all of the noise and hubbub in the news and social media, Krauthammer brings reason and reassurance for the Constitution – the foundation of these United States of America. He frankly gives an argument for the checks and balances system working out even in these crazy times. The man left a legacy of coherent writings. He and his son worked together and the son finished the project. Daniel Krauthammer’s eulogy for his father is published in this book and it strikes a chord for the man – a writer, husband, father, and thinker.