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And why you see me here on Fox News all the time but Charles Krauthammer is also Pulitzer Prize winning Collison now -- three decades of his rights are collected in one but things that matter Charles Krauthammer joins his message out.
Pleasure to be like this that isn't there hasn't been my -- It's your new home is -- new home.
I'm things of Matta had to cut that -- him.
-- the process of elimination I was gonna write a book called.
There's -- -- -- -- politics.
The -- original intent was to write a book was only have the columns that deal with everything else in life that matters.
You know the stuff that's elegant beautiful.
Science art poetry all have dogs and cats and a lot of that -- -- But in the end I decided I couldn't really because in the end.
Unless you get you politics right everything else in life that's elegant and beautiful.
Can be swept away we see that Germany in 1930s.
Could China had cultural revolution today in North Korea.
They have this crazy Stalinist regime the people are slaves in the -- -- desolate so I -- also because I was was a doctor and I decided to become a writer.
For exactly that same reason that you're darker.
Doctors life is a noble life.
-- -- on the other hand unless you get your politics right unless society orders itself.
It still essentially politics is the -- that protects you against the barbarians.
External and internal question that's -- I got into writing.
What's the biggest change in New York politics amid an ambulance back -- like that when you first start -- and early eighties we -- changed the most.
Well it is true that I was once -- speechwriter for Walter Mondale in 1980 and I'm often asked.
Patio from Walter Mondale on the Fox News and the answer is I was young ones.
It's a short answer.
Did that path.
You know from left or right has been trodden by many including.
Thank -- -- -- so -- religious Ronald Reagan.
Who also use a new deal Democrats in the end it's very simple it was in some revelation in wake up.
In the morning -- an epiphany instead overtime the results of the great society of the liberal social experiment came in the empirical facts.
And I'm -- -- -- -- some pretty open new pair of elevenths and it turned out to great society of the war on poverty however well intentioned.
Ended up not only doing nothing but actually harming -- communities it was intended to help.
And then have a -- to think of other ways to organize society and I moved to a different view of politics which was smaller government with a safety net.
He mentioned a while poverty -- -- Robin Wright came to office is about what about the Cold War why don't we just witnessing preposterous to seems silly we could win the Cold War but that he did.
I don't think kids that can it come to that come to run for office and say.
We started the war on poverty in 1965.
We've lost -- we feel we have bigger amounts of poverty.
But why don't we win the war on poverty and actually I actually do try to win that warm poverty.
But it seems to me that these are different categories.
You can win a war against an enemy.
But there are certain social problems I mean.
-- -- -- quote scriptures -- -- news descriptions of poor will always be with you it's not as a way to condemn people to poverty.
But it's a recognition that there will always be inequality in the human condition.
They'll be people who -- -- who can't help themselves.
The mentally you know -- be others disabled.
And as a result of a society has.
An obligation to help the helpless but the idea that you will wipe it out.
That to me is that a kind of political romanticism.
We gotta get at least stem the canyon this week when Kelly's staff wouldn't you know it's -- so thank you mean -- saying you know that is in me assuming the divide is so huge.
-- -- one of the great ironies is that their greatest reduction.
In child poverty rates came after the -- a welfare.
The abolition of well.
But I signed by Bill Clinton and Newt Gingrich -- sort of counter intuitive people think if you give.
A waste stuff you can help people.
But you you create dependency the best thing that you can do and that write about it in the book.
Is to try to create self reliance and remove the dependency.
And that ironically is the case.
-- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- I I think that cruise is a patriot he has got tremendous energy and he's an idealist and anyway.
I think there's bitter dispute within the Democratic Party about tactics but I think in the outside world particularly the media and liberals feel like I read.
Love the idea of the civil war among Republicans which I don't believe exists I think what's happening is -- Tea Party which is the energetic kind of insurgency.
Among conservatism is being.
Merging with accommodating we're finding.
Some way to live with the old establishment Republicans.
Which is an old stories happen on the left on the right over here.
It's been rather successful they've had some price but the idea that there's a civil war in the end we all agree.
On ends and that's what's important.
Well the book is things that matter child friendly look hold it up and go buy a book -- good for Christmas good for running the holidays should be celebrating and we trust thank you -- to -- a pleasure to -- here.