When Charles Krauthammer left medicine for politics in the late 1970s, he was a Jimmy Carter-supporting liberal. When he wrote his last column for The Washington Post in 2018, he had become America’s most prominent conservative voice. But Krauthammer’s conservatism was as unique as his biography—and revealing of the intellectual and political currents of the latter half of the American century. Krauthammer was not only an influential columnist and essayist. He was emblematic of his times.

In this weekend seminar, students will reflect on Charles Krauthammer’s seminal writing, distinguished career, and his life dedicated to the things that matter.

Matthew Continetti on Charles Krauthammer's work


Matthew Continetti

Matthew Continetti is Editor in Chief of the Washington Free Beacon. Prior to joining the Beacon, he was Opinion Editor of The Weekly Standard, where he remains a Contributing Editor. His articles and reviews have appeared in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and The Washington Post.

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