Things That Matter
Charles Krauthammer
Contributed by Nina Calhoun
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Chapter 1

Krauthammer begins the chapter by talking about his brother, Marcel, also a doctor, who was once brought to the emergency room in a critical condit...

Chapter 2

The author begins this chapter by writing about the act of always being determined to be more superior to others. In his article titled “No Danci...

Chapter 3

Krauthammer starts this chapter by talking about his love for chess in the article named “The Pariah Chess Club.” The Pariah Chess Club is a pl...

Chapter 4

In this chapter, Krauthammer finds a way to express his opinion of the breeds of dogs roaming in the current world. In particular, he seems more in...

Chapter 5

This chapter majorly revolves around passions and pastimes. Krauthammer uses baseball, chess and mathematics to explain his stand on the two concep...

Chapter 6

Despite titling the chapter ‘heaven and earth,’ Krauthammer takes another direction by talking about life and the universe. He begins by expoun...

Chapter 7

Krauthammer dedicates this chapter to discuss the issue of citizen and state extensively. He initially talks about the French Revolution. In partic...

Chapter 8

In this chapter, the author starts by giving his stand on capital punishment. He sees it as a cruel action that deserves abolition. He supports his...

Chapter 9

The author made life and death the central themes in this chapter. He starts by talking about assisted suicide. In the modern world, the term is fa...

Chapter 10

Charles Krauthammer talks about God and Man in this chapter. First, he notes the path taken by the Kansas Board of Education in eliminating evoluti...

Chapter 11

Liberty, freedom, and memories are the key themes in this chapter. The author identifies different occurrences of the past that have affected lives...

Chapter 12

Krauthammer dedicates this chapter to the continued troubles faced by Jews, especially those in Israel. Ideally, most other nations, more so those ...

Chapter 13

The Golden Age, according to Krauthammer is the current world. He assumes this considering the past horrors and ordeals experienced by Americans. F...

Chapter 14

The attacks made on American soil in the past by various enemies, especially those from the Middle East are devastating. The 9/11 terror attack on ...

Chapter 15

After the 9/11 bombing, some intellectual seemed to think that rebuilding efforts were useless. They saw the attack as the beginning of an era more...

Chapter 16

The end of the Cold War marked the fall of the Soviet Union and the sole supremacy of American in the world. However, most individuals seem to thin...

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