by Patricia Feager, 6/21/18
Charles Krauthammer, a star reporter and American political commentator, one of the most respected voices in the media died on June 21, 2018. He was born on March 13, 1950, under the sign of the Pisces. He came into the world when Harry S. Truman was President and died during the Trump Administration.
"I believe that the pursuit of truth and right ideas through honest
debate and rigorous argument is a noble undertaking,"
Krauthammer wrote in the Washington Post
The story of Krauthammer is described as a man who stood for principle at a time in history when controversy boiled over in foreign policy and current political affairs. For many, he was the voice of the American people who stood for justice and the American way. For millions of Baby Boomers he was their political Superman, graduating from Harvard Medical School in 1975, while hospitalized for a diving board accident during his first year of medical school, leaving him paralyzed. Living as a quadriplegic he wrote the hard commentaries that others couldn't effectively communicate. With his head held high, he accepted no pity.
"Some people are walking around with full use of their bodies
and they are more paralyzed than I am."
--- Christopher Reeves
As a critical commentator, Charles Krauthammer had nerves of steel. He did not spread fake news, his reflections conveyed thoughts and ideas that many couldn't express. A good writer does his due diligence, never plagiarizes, does research, and speaks the truth. As a psychiatrist, he could understand people and wrote weekly columns that reached worldwide publications. He was not afraid to write what needed to be written.
"I don't mind going into the lion's den.
That's where you test yourself.'
--- Charles Krauthammer
Krauthammer won the Pulitzer Prize for distinguished commentary in the Washington Post in 1987. A Writer takes responsibility for what they write. Charles was a critical thinker who conveyed information to the general public by helping them to become more conscious and aware of worldly problems calmly and logically. His values resonated with many and earned him the well-deserving Pulitzer Prize and the respect of people throughout the world during his entire career. The world now mourns for the man who effectively used critical analysis for political news. His contributions to political science and economics was a gift to the American people and foreigners alike. Although his body is not here, his words will live on. It is now up to us to do our own "path-finding study," on critical thinking, problem solving, and use of effective communication.
Patricia Feager, 6/21/18