Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and named by The Financial Times as the most influential commentator in America, Charles Krauthammer has been honored from every part of the political spectrum for his bold and original writing—from the famously liberal People for the American Way (which presented him their First Amendment Award) to the staunchly conservative Bradley Foundation (which awarded him their first $250,000 Bradley Prize).
MSNBC's Joe Scarborough has called Krauthammer “without a doubt, the most powerful force in American conservatism,” and Politico has said that “Krauthammer is revered by colleagues on the right and widely respected by those on the left.… Top Republican lawmakers read his columns, as does the President of the United States.”
His latest book, Things That Matter: Three Decades of Passions, Pastimes and Politics, is a no. 1 New York Times bestseller and has sold more than one million copies, making it arguably the best selling collection of nonfiction in U. S. publishing history.
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An incisive thinker, Charles Krauthammer offers audiences new perspectives on current international affairs, U.S. politics, foreign policy and culture.
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As a medical doctor and board-certified psychiatrist (though a member of the President’s Council on Bioethics, he speaks and writes unofficially and entirely independently), Dr. Krauthammer is uniquely situated to tackle the perils and promise of the new biotechnology, discuss end-of-life questions and challenge conventional wisdom on America's health-care. From policy to research, audiences are treated to a lively discussion by someone who understands the medical and ethical ramifications of the latest news from the world of medicine.
Krauthammer is a contributor to FOX News, appearing nightly on FOX's evening news program, Special Report with Bret Baier.
His latest book, Things That Matter: Three Decades of Passions, Pastimes and Politics, is a Number 1 New York Times bestseller. As of August, it had sold more than one million copies.
Born in New York City and raised in Montreal, Krauthammer was educated at McGill University (B.A. 1970), Oxford University (Commonwealth Scholar in Politics) and Harvard (M.D. 1975). While serving a chief resident in psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital, he published several scientific papers, including the discovery of a form of bipolar disease which continues to be cited in the psychiatric literature.
In 1978, he quit medical practice, came to Washington to help direct planning in psychiatric research in the Carter administration. In 1980, he served as a speechwriter to Vice President Walter Mondale. He joined The New Republic as a writer and editor in 1981. Three years later his New Republic essays won the 1984 National Magazine Award for Essays and Criticism, the highest award in magazine journalism.