Charles Krauthammer

  • Pulitzer Prize Winner for Distinguished Commentary
  • Columnist, Washington Post
  • Contributor, Fox News
  • New York Times Bestselling Author, Things That Matter: Three Decades of Passions, Pastimes and Politics

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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A Sample of the Groups That Have Hosted Charles Krauthammer
  • Creve Couer Club
  • Ringling College Library Association, Inc.
  • State Theatre Center for the Arts
  • The University of Texas at Tyler
  • Louisiana Association of Business & Industry
  • Outpatient Ophthalmic Surgery Society
  • Washington Policy Center
  • Herschel Perlis, UJA Federation of Toronto
  • AIPAC Houston
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Today’s Global News

An incisive thinker, Charles Krauthammer offers audiences new perspectives on current international affairs, U.S. politics, foreign policy and culture. ...

An incisive thinker, Charles Krauthammer offers audiences new perspectives on current international affairs, U.S. politics, foreign policy and culture.

The Future of Healthcare, Medicine and Bioethics

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 ques ...

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.

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Biography

Charles Krauthammer writes a syndicated column for The
Washington Post which appears in more than 400 newspapers
worldwide and for which he won the 1987 Pulitzer Prize. He is a
FOX News commentator, 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, a #1 New York Times bestseller, has sold more than a 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 as chief resident in psychiatry at the Massachusetts General Hospital, he co-discovered a form of bipolar disease.

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 in 1981. Three years later his New Republic essays won the National Magazine Award for Essays and Criticism.

From 2001 to 2006, he served on the President's Council on Bioethics. He is president of The Krauthammer Foundation and chairman of Pro Musica Hebraica, an organization dedicated to the recovery and performance of lost classical Jewish music. He is also a member of Chess Journalists of America.