4/4/09

Krauthammer wins the Breindel award

Charles Krauthammer wins Eric Breindel award

Krauthammer -- a regular panelist on FOX News' "Special Report" whose weekly column in The Washington Post is syndicated in more than 200 newspapers worldwide -- won the $20,000 award for depicting "love of country and its democratic institutions," the Eric Breindel Foundation announced Thursday.

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Perhaps best-known for coining and developing "The Reagan Doctrine" in 1985, Krauthammer won the Pulitzer Prize in 1987 for commentary. The Financial Times named him America's most influential commentator in 2006.

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Krauthammer began his journalism career in 1978 when he began contributing articles to The New Republic. He later served as a speechwriter for Vice President Walter Mondale during the 1980 presidential campaign.

Born in New York, Krauthammer was raised in Montreal, where he attended McGill University and majored in political science and economics. He later attended Oxford University and Harvard Medical School, and worked as a psychiatrist at Massachusetts General Hospital from 1975 to 1978.

Krauthammer is one of our favorite columnists here at Blogger Central, along with George Will and Thomas Sowell. It's good to see him win this award.