Magazine February 25, 2019, Issue

Krauthammer, Cont.

Charles Krauthammer, from the cover of The Point of It All (Crown Forum)
The Point of It All: A Lifetime of Great Loves and Endeavors, by Charles Krauthammer, edited by Daniel Krauthammer (Crown Forum, 400 pp., $28)

Charles Krauthammer wrote steadily for almost 40 years — but he was not a book-writer. He wrote essays, columns, speeches, etc. This is true of other top-rate and influential writers as well. Isaiah Berlin, for one. Irving Kristol, for another. Krauthammer was a good friend of the latter’s. And appreciations of both men — Berlin and Kristol — appear in a new Krauthammer collection.

It has a predecessor, Things That Matter, which Krauthammer published in 2013. This new one, he compiled with his son, Daniel. It’s called “The Point of It All.” I think of a title from Amos Elon: “The

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Books, Arts & Manners


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Amy L. Wax reviews Misdemeanorland: Criminal Courts and Social Control in an Age of Broken Windows Policing, by Issa Kohler-Hausmann.




Readers write in to address Kevin D. WIlliamson’s essay on Antifa and Douglas Murray’s recent comments on hate crimes.
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