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Charles Krauthammer

Charles Krauthammer

Born March 13, 1950
New York City
Died June 21, 2018
Spouse Robyn Trethewey
Religion Unaffiliated

Dr. Charles Krauthammer (March 13, 1950 – June 21, 2018) was a Harvard-trained psychiatrist[1] and Pulitzer prize winning columnist whose writings also appeared often in the Weekly Standard, the Washington Post, and Time. He was a conservative political analyst and author, as well as a regular contributor to the Fox News show Special Report with Brit Hume, along with Bill Kristol and Fred Barnes. In April 2009, Krauthammer won the 11th annual Eric Breindel Award for Excellence in Journalism for depicting "love of country and its democratic institutions."[2]

A tremendous inspiration to all, Krauthammer was permanently paralyzed from the neck down in a tragic diving accident while he was a student, and yet overcame it with determination, hard work, and wonderful attitude about life.

In an editorial in the magazine Commentary, Krauthammer wrote that neoconservativism "is the maturation of a governing ideology whose time has come." The original "fathers of neoconservatism" were "former liberals or leftists." More recently, they were joined by "realists, newly mugged by reality," such as Condoleezza Rice, Richard Cheney and George W. Bush, who "have given weight to neoconservatism, making it more diverse and, given the newcomers' past experience, more mature."[3]

Charles Krauthammer has also written several editorials criticizing intelligent design.[4]

Krauthammer died on June 21, 2018, due to cancer, a few weeks after announcing he did not have much longer to live.[5][6][7]


From his column Nixon On the Couch in the Washington Post (October 15, 1999):

I don't really care what a public figure thinks. I care about what he does. Let God probe his inner heart.

Obsession with self is the motif of our time.

Baseball fan

Dr. Krauthammer was an avid baseball fan, who attended many games in Washington, D.C. and was honored by its Nationals team when he passed away.[8]

See also


  1. Krauthammer was Chief Resident of the psychiatric consultation service of Massachusetts General Hospital [1]
  2. Charles Krauthammer Wins Eric Breindel Award for Excellence in Journalism, Joshua Rhett Miller,, April 3, 2009
  3. “The Neoconservative Convergence”, Charles Krauthammer, Commentary magazine
  4. Phony Theory, False Conflict, Charles Krauthammer, Washington Post, Nov 18, 2005.
  5. Llorente, Elizabeth (June 21, 2018). Charles Krauthammer, conservative commentator and Pulitzer Prize winner, dead at 68. Fox News. Retrieved June 21, 2018.
  6. Pollak, Joel B. (June 11, 2018). Charles Krauthammer Passes Away at 68. Breitbart News. Retrieved June 21, 2018.
  7. Byas, Steve (June 22, 2018). The Passing of Charles Krauthammer. The New American. Retrieved June 22, 2018.

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