Magazine November 23, 2009, Issue


(Roman Genn)
Obama’s hour is also Charles Krauthammer’s

Editors Note: To mark the passing of Charles Krauthammer, who died on June 21 at 68, we are re-running this piece from the November 23, 2009, issue of  National Review.

Charles Krauthammer has been one of America’s most important opinion journalists for about 25 years now. Since 1984, he has written a weekly column for the Washington Post, and that column is syndicated. From the early ’80s until a few years ago, he had a column in Time. For almost 20 years, he has appeared each week on the television show Inside Washington. He has authored major statements concerning foreign policy:

In This Issue



Books, Arts & Manners


China Alone?

When China Rules the World: The End of the Western World and the Birth of a New Global Order, by Martin Jacques (Penguin, 576 pp., $29.95)
Film & TV

Dark and Wild

This is a film about childhood that can be appreciated by pretentious, nitpicky grown-ups, it will find its fiercest fans among the Maxes of the world




‘Would it not be easier,” wrote Bertolt Brecht after the East German uprising in 1953, “for the government to dissolve the people and elect another?”


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