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PostPosted: Fri Jun 08, 2018 11:13 am 
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A letter from Charles Krauthammer:

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.

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 08, 2018 1:50 pm 
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One of my favorite conservative writers.

Even when I didn't agree with him - which was more frequent than not - I enjoyed his turn of a phrase.

So very sorry to read this.


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He pulls no punches either. Very very sad.

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I can't get the words together but there is something percolating in my brain about losing him being in the same category as losing Christopher Hitchens. And in a similar way, Stephen Hawking. They gave us avenues to think deeply.

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 08, 2018 5:21 pm 
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I can't get the words together but there is something percolating in my brain about losing him being in the same category as losing Christopher Hitchens. And in a similar way, Stephen Hawking. They gave us avenues to think deeply.


Well said.

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Very sad.

He is a well-written man in the tradition of William Buckley and George Will. We need more intelligent discourse of the sort he provides.

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 09, 2018 10:23 am 
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He conquered many roadblocks and was successful in his life. I was very sad to see his letter. May he be in very little pain. I am happy he is happy with his life. May we all be able to say the same thing.

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