Born on March 13, 1950, Charles Krauthammer is a political commentator, physician and an American Pulitzer Prize-winning syndicated columnist. Charles was born in New York City. His family later moved to Montreal, where he was raised. He has a French accent and still speaks French with his mother. His father was French and had lived most of his life in France before moving to the United States.
He has contributed to more than 400 newspapers worldwide by writing weekly columns. He can be considered as an excellent opinion writer who inspires many.
66 year old, Charles has a bold personality. He stands tall and confident while delivering his commentaries. He carries his character and charm with him.
Charles can be remembered as a nightly panelist on Fox News Special Report and a contributing editor to the weekly standard. Since 1990, Charles had been a weekly panelist on the PBS news program ‘Inside Washington’ until December of 2013, as its production was ceased.
At a very young age, he studied at McGill University. There, he graduated with First Class Honors in political science and economics. He studied medical science for three years and worked as a chief resident in psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital.
Later, his father was influenced by the lifestyle in Montreal and decided to shift there. At the time, Charles was at the age of 5. Charles received Jewish education as his parents were Orthodox Jews. He was grounded in Jewish learning and had a connection with Jewish children.
In 1978, he quit his medical practice and came to Washington and directed planning in psychiatric research for Carter administration
In 1980, he began contributing articles to The New Republic. In the following year, Krauthammer joined The New Republic as a writer and an editor. He started writing essays for Time Magazine, which brought him national acclaim.
He was also voted as one of the top 50 most influential journalists in the national press corp. At one time, there were rumors about him being fired from his job in Times magazine, but later the rumors were debunked.
At the age of 22, Charles had a tragic and life-changing accident that left him paralyzed in the swimming pool. When diving, he hit his head at the bottom of the pool and injured his cervical vertebrae. It severed the spinal cord and resulted in physical disability. Since then, he has been confined to a wheelchair.
In an interview, he said that there were two books on the side of the pool related to medical science, due to which he immediately knew what was going to happen to him when he hit his head at the bottom of the pool.
The accident could have damaged his life had he been demotivated by the event. But life had to continue and to make life easy, in 1974; Charles got married to Robyn, who is an artist.
This Australian lady took good care of him and gave him a son named Daniel. There has never been any rumor about a divorce or any extramarital affairs regarding the two.
He has gained enormous success in his profession, and he is happy with his personal life. In addition to that, his net worth of an estimated $8 million allows him to afford for a comfortable life ahead.
Why does Charles think we are not safer today?
“We are not safer today than we were a week ago” – Charles Krauthammer
In regards to the decisions Donald Trump is taking, Charles expressed his ideas that whatever is being done is happening in a terrible manner.
“Trump’s foreign policy revolution is troubling”.
He is worried that instead of reviewing the old procedures, the new system is trying to adopt a new process all of a sudden.
Thank God for Harry Reid. Why nothing will stop Neil Gorsuch from being elevated to the Supreme Court. https://t.co/Gfnazl2VlC
— Charles Krauthammer (@krauthammer) February 3, 2017
Charles has contributed a lot in the field of journalism, politics, foreign policies, religion and health science. His contributions have set an example for the younger generations to learn and be influenced by.
Charles’ biography can be read in his biographical book entitled “Things That Matter.”
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