A note to readers from Charles Krauthammer

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Nov 8, 2004
Wishing I was in Stillwater
From WashPo:

A note to readers

By Charles Krauthammer
Opinion writer
June 8 at 12:01 PM

I have been uncharacteristically silent these past ten months. I had thought that silence would soon be coming to an end, but I’m afraid I must tell you now that fate has decided on a different course for me.

In August of last year, I underwent surgery to remove a cancerous tumor in my abdomen. That operation was thought to have been a success, but it caused a cascade of secondary complications — which I have been fighting in hospital ever since. It was a long and hard fight with many setbacks, but I was steadily, if slowly, overcoming each obstacle along the way and gradually making my way back to health.

However, recent tests have revealed that the cancer has returned. There was no sign of it as recently as a month ago, which means it is aggressive and spreading rapidly. My doctors tell me their best estimate is that I have only a few weeks left to live. This is the final verdict. My fight is over.

I wish to thank my doctors and caregivers, whose efforts have been magnificent. My dear friends, who have given me a lifetime of memories and whose support has sustained me through these difficult months. And all of my partners at The Washington Post, Fox News, and Crown Publishing.

Lastly, I thank my colleagues, my readers, and my viewers, who have made my career possible and given consequence to my life’s work. I believe that the pursuit of truth and right ideas through honest debate and rigorous argument is a noble undertaking. I am grateful to have played a small role in the conversations that have helped guide this extraordinary nation’s destiny.

I leave this life with no regrets. It was a wonderful life — full and complete with the great loves and great endeavors that make it worth living. I am sad to leave, but I leave with the knowledge that I lived the life that I intended.

Charles Krauthammer writes a weekly political column that runs on Fridays. Follow @krauthammer


Federal Marshal
Oct 13, 2004
I think this guy is very brave. It's interesting that he basically is doing his own obituary / good bye. I think it will be a interesting way to go and will endure long after he is gone. I'm hoping he is wrong and he has many more months and not just weeks to write. Regardless of how one feels about this guy, I think he is always fairly level headed and not just a sheep following the crowd.
Oct 7, 2008
This news juxtaposed against the Anthony Bourdain news from this morning just kinda hits you in the gut. One human fighting for all the time he can have on this world, one couldn't escape it soon enough.
Jun 24, 2011
Much respect for Mr Krauthammer. Like George Will, an intellectual conservative. I always enjoyed hearing his perspective on issues.


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Has no Rx for his orange obsession.
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Nov 8, 2004
Wishing I was in Stillwater
Watching several memorials and retrospectives on Krauthammer this week and I notice a commonality between he and I: He started out as a liberal just as I did. What happened to both of us? Ronald Reagan.
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