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New Charles Krauthammer Anthology Coming Dec. 4

September 18, 2018 - 4:55 pm

NEW YORK (AP) — A retrospective of the late Charles Krauthammer's speeches and writings will come out Dec. 4.

Crown Forum announced Tuesday that "The Point of It All: A Lifetime of Great Loves and Endeavors" will include both political and personal thoughts and an introduction from his son, Daniel Krauthammer, with whom the Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist had been working on the new book at the time of his death.

A leading conservative voice for decades, Charles Krauthammer died June 21 after a battle with cancer. He was 68. A previous collection of his work, "Things That Matter," came out in 2013 and sold more than 1 million copies.

"In this book, as in 'Things That Matter,' my father applied his worldview to a breathtaking range of subjects: not just foreign policy, not just domestic, not just social issues, not just issues of art and taste. To everything," Daniel Krauthammer writes in the introduction. "And all of it animated by common principles that give it both enlightening reason and moving beauty. His writing broadens one's thinking and stirs the emotions and shows their essential connection. That is why I think his books will last far beyond the immediacy of today's politics ... and I believe his words will continue to push the world in a better direction for ages to come."

Charles Krauthammer was a longtime Washington, D.C., resident and columnist for The Washington Post. For "The Point of It All," Krauthammer was represented by Washington attorney Robert Barnett, whose clients have ranged from former President Barack Obama to House Speaker Paul Ryan.

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