The Point of it All - A Lifetime of Great Loves and Endeavors
Charles Krauthammer
Contributed by Jerrold Mcmenamin
Chapter Summaries
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Chapter Summary
Chapter 1

Chapter 1: Life Well Lived

Charles Krauthammer begins by talking about the birth of his son, Daniel Krauthammer. He descri...

Chapter 2

Chapter 2: Customs and Culture

In this chapter, the author begins by stating his admiration for Australia. He describes the...

Chapter 3

Chapter 3: Contests

Krauthammer shares his experience as a baseball fan. He admits the fallouts he had and the comebacks he...

Chapter 4

Chapter 4: Cosmos

The author talks about humanity and the quest for discovery. He also talks about the UN and how the organ...

Chapter 5

Chapter 5: The Doctor is in

The author opens this chapter by talking about the conjoined Bijani twins and their horrifying ...

Chapter 6

Chapter 6: Matters of Life and Death

Krauthammer introduces a dilemma involving the Winner’s case. The family wanted to d...

Chapter 7

Chapter 7: Look Outward

This chapter is on a speech given by the author addressing McGill University’s Class of 1993. The...

Chapter 8

Chapter 8: Against the Grain

In this chapter, the author begins by tackling the issue of the apocalypse. He identifies vari...

Chapter 9

Chapter 9: The Too-Examined Life

The chapter begins with a story about Jo Roman, a New York artist who committed suicide an...

Chapter 10

Chapter 10: Out of Many, One

The author begins by talking about Zalmay Khalilzad, the Afghan American who helped turn Afgha...

Chapter 11

Chapter 11: Church and State

Krauthammer begins by comparing the American Revolution to that of France. He emphasizes on th...

Chapter 12

Chapter 12: The Two Last Tribes of Israel

The main theme of this chapter is the Jewish community and the nation of Israel. ...

Chapter 13

Chapter 13: Keeping the World at Bay

The author here talks about fanaticism. He identifies the countries termed by Ronald R...

Chapter 14

Chapter 14: Democracy and Its Discontents

Krauthammer is trying to create a defense for fanatics in this chapter. Ideally, ...

Chapter 15

Chapter 15: On Liberty

This chapter is mainly about speeches addressed to the Hillsdale College on a Constitution Day Celeb...

Chapter 16

Chapter 16: Reluctant Colossus

Here, Krauthammer wants to tackle the issue of foreign intervention by America. Since the US...

Chapter 17

Chapter 17: The End of “The End of History”

The author takes his audience to a trip back in history during the end of c...

Chapter 18

Chapter 18: A Life Without Regrets

In this chapter, the author starts by describing the start of his journey as a columnist...

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