If you are a big fan of Charles Krauthammer as I am, this volume, The Point of It All: A Lifetime of Great Loves and Endeavors, will not disappoint. In fact I think it is better than his last collection of essays before his death. This one encompasses 91 essays and articles covering almost 40 years of commentary by Charles and the funeral eulogy by his son, Daniel, who was the compiler and editor of the collection and the book.
As much as anything else, this collection will convince you that, with Daniel, the acorn fell right at the foot of the tree–he seems to almost be a clone. And there was another part of the collection that was unique: The final chapters are grouped as “Speaking in the First Person” because they are the only pieces that use the pronoun “I”, which Charles loathed, and of which Daniel has said he would have certainly not approved of their inclusion. But I’m glad they are there, because they lend additional insight to a man who was more remarkable the more you learn of him. I’ve marked about 30 essays to which I know I will often return and I’m sure there will be more.