Charles Krauthammer Writes One Final Note to His Readers


From the Washington Post:

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.

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2 thoughts on “Charles Krauthammer Writes One Final Note to His Readers

  1. Thanks so much for posting this moving memo. We used to watch him regularly on –was it Peterson’s program–and while we did not always agree with him, we appreciated his argumentation and his respect for the opposing views of others. (Would that that might be more true of comments and commentaries today!) His last memo is helpful for all of us who seek to do our part in advancing cogent and compelling insights into a better way forward. For we, too, shall have a day similar to his; hopefully our evaluation of all our efforts will be as positive as his!

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