Charles Krauthammer: A Life in the Arena

Matthew Continetti

Hertog Foundation | 2019

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.