The Scrapbook is thrilled to note the publication this week of Things That Matter: Three Decades of Passions, Pastimes and Politics, a collection of essays by our friend and contributing editor Charles Krauthammer. Needless to say, this is a book that matters, by a thinker and commentator who matters. We would urge our readers to put down this magazine and buy the book—and while you’re at it, order a few more copies for friends and family.
But maybe you’ve already done so. You know, after all, that Krauthammer is among the very best—and this is the best of the best, selected by him, with an engaging and fascinating introduction. The Scrapbook has, of course, read most of these gems before. But we found on rereading them that they’re amazingly fresh, and full of thought-provoking formulations and arguments. We’re sure you’ll join us in thanking Charles for providing hours of reading to enjoy, to learn from, and to admire.