Tag Archives: Charles Krauthammer

Managing America’s Addiction

Betty Ford started it. Southern California ran with it. This is the land of the celebrity rehab center. They’re everywhere, from the Betty Ford Clinic out in Palm Springs to New Horizons out in Malibu, with hundreds in-between, fed by … Continue reading

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Product Differentiation

Ah, to be a ten-year-old boy in the late fifties, when each September the folks in Detroit revealed, each on one special night on national television, the new models. Planned obsolescence was not only a brilliant business model – only … Continue reading

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No Republican Regrets

“Non, je ne regrette rien” – that’s the famous French song of defiance – the song the guys from the French Foreign Legion now sing on parade. Regret nothing. You did what you did, or said what you said, and … Continue reading

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Putin Envy

Things are the way they are and that’s that, and everyone knows it, which explains Gentlemen Prefer Blondes – the 1925 novel by Anita Loos which she adapted for film in the 1928 silent movie Gentlemen Prefer Blondes – but … Continue reading

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The Wisdom of Abandoning Hope

There’s always hope. That’s what everyone wants to hear when everything has gone wrong and it all seems utterly hopeless. Teenagers are told that all the time, even if they seldom believe it – awkward young girls seldom turn into … Continue reading

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Always About Something Else

Some things go without saying but perhaps need to be said anyway. Never date a psychotherapist. Sure, she was a tall and elegant redhead, and nicely British, but somehow everything was always about something else. No one wants to be … Continue reading

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Deciding on Appropriate Invective and Disdain

Invective is fun. Disdain can be amusing. Fred Allen was good at it – “I like long walks, especially when they are taken by people who annoy me.” And there was George Bernard Shaw – “The trouble with her is … Continue reading

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