Charles Krauthammer wrote a weekly political column that ran on Fridays. He is also the author of two collections — the #1 New York Times bestseller Things that Matter and, more recently, The Point of It All. Krauthammer appeared nightly on “Special Report with Bret Baier.” He joined The Post as a columnist in 1984, and he received the Pulitzer Prize for Commentary in 1987 for “his witty and insightful columns on national issues.” Krauthammer began his journalism career at the New Republic, where he was a writer and editor and won the 1984 National Magazine Award for Essays and Criticism. Before going into journalism, he was a speechwriter for Vice President Walter Mondale in 1980, he helped direct planning in psychiatric research for the Carter administration, and he practiced medicine for three years as a resident and then chief resident in psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital. Krauthammer was born in New York City and grew up in Montreal, Quebec. He attended McGill University, Balliol College, Oxford and Harvard Medical School. He died on June 21, 2018.
His legacy and writings are preserved on his official website, www.charleskrauthammer.com.
Honors & Awards:
1987 Pulitzer Prize for Commentary
1984 National Magazine Award for Essays and Criticism
First Amendment Award from the People for the American Way
Bradley Prize from the Bradley Foundation
Books by Charles Krauthammer:
Things That Matter: Three Decades of Passions, Pastimes and Politics