THE WASHINGTON POST
Charles Krauthammer joined the Washington Post as a columnist in 1984, and wrote a weekly column every Friday for the following 34 years. He received the Pulitzer Prize for Commentary in 1987 for "his witty and insightful columns on national issues."
ESSAYS THAT DEFINED THE AGE
THE REAGAN DOCTRINE
In one of his most famous columns, Charles defined the Reagan Doctrine as "overt and unashamed American support for anti- Communist revolution.'" Read it here.
While accepting the 2004 Irving Kristol Award, Charles delivered a tour de force analysis of international relations theory and proposed a new grand strategy of Democratic Realism: "It must be targeted, focused and limited. We are friends to all, but we come ashore only where it really counts." Read it here.
THE BUSH DOCTRINE
THE UNIPOLAR MOMENT
In 1990, Charles described the post-Cold War world, asserting "we are in for abnormal times. Our best hope for safety in such times, as in difficult times past, as in American strength and will -- the strength and will to lead a unipolar world, unashamedly laying down the rules of world order and being prepared to enforce them." Read it here.
DECLINE IS A CHOICE
Entering into the debate about America's role in the world, Charles argued in 2009 "two decades into the unipolar world that came about with the fall of the Soviet Union, America is in the position of deciding whether to abdicate or retain its dominance. Decline--or continued ascendancy--is in our hands." Read it here.
BIOETHICS & THE STEM CELL DEBATE
Charles Krauthammer sat on the President’s Council on Bioethics from 2001 to 2006 and was one of the most respected voices on this subject. In one of his statements, he explained the perils of human cloning and made a case for legal limitations.