Why The Fight for Ideas Is Important

Charles Krauthammer and the fight for ideas

The days of the true public intellectual seem to be waning. Among the last of this kind was Charles Krauthammer, the writer and thinker, who sadly died last summer. This consistently brilliant, consistently unorthodox observer of politics and social life left behind him a legacy as impressive in its depth as in its breadth. A powerful distillation of that legacy is The Point of It All, a collection of columns compiled by Krauthammer before his death and edited by his son Daniel. For this week’s podcast, we spoke to Daniel the book, his father, and what the intellectual can still achieve in the modern world. You can learn more about Charles Krauthammer and his work at www.charleskrauthammer.com