The author and syndicated columnist reflects on his upbringing in a politically tumultuous Quebec, his work in medicine, and his views on Zionism, Judaism, and religion. Krauthammer also discusses some of the key ideas, questions, and themes of his writing—including the “Reagan Doctrine,” an idea he coined, the role of America in a post-Cold War world, and whether the America of 2015 is in decline. This is a must-see conversation between two of America’s most important thinkers about politics.
The full conversation runs a few minutes shy of two hours, but for those who prefer to sip rather than gulp, it has been helpfully divided into six “chapters.” As usual, you can access the video files online, at conversationswithbillkristol.org.
After first insisting columnist Charles Krauthammer was wrong to say that President Obama returned a bust of Winston Churchill to the British embassy when he first became president, the White House is now apologizing. Here's the letter White House communications director Dan Pfeiffer sent to Krauthammer:
Last night, Charles Krauthammer weighed in on the controversy surrounding Newt Gingrich's criticism of the House Republican's budget. "This is a big deal," Krauthammer said on Fox News. "He's done. He didn't have a big chance from the beginning, but now it's over. Apart from being contradictory and incoherent...calling the Republican plan--which all but four Republican members of the House have now endorsed and will be running on--calling it radical and 'right-wing social engineering' is deadly."