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An Evening With Charles Krauthammer

Oct 13, 2011

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On Thursday, October 13, 2011, Randolph-Macon College will host “An Evening with Charles Krauthammer” at 7:30 p.m. in Blackwell Auditorium, in the R-MC Center for Performing Arts, as part of the Arthur McKinley Reynolds Lecture Series.krauthammer

The Pulitzer Prize-Winning Commentator will present “Miracle Cures, Favored Diseases, Government Control and Tort Reform: the Politics of Healthcare.” Krauthammer will discuss the United States health care inefficiencies, irrationalities and ideological distortions—and what should be done about them.

Krauthammer has written a syndicated column for The Washington Post since 1985 and in 1987 won a Pulitzer Prize for distinguished commentary. His weekly column is published in more than 250 newspapers worldwide. He is also a contributor to FOX News, appearing nightly on the evening news program Special Report with Bret Baier; a contributing editor to The Weekly Standard and The New Republic; and a weekly panelist on Inside Washington. His New Republic writings won the 1984 National Magazine Award for Essays and Criticism, the highest award in magazine journalism.

For three decades, his influential writings have helped frame the very shape of American foreign policy. He coined and developed The Reagan Doctrine (Time, April 1985), defined the structure of the post-Cold War world in The Unipolar Moment (Foreign Affairs, Winter 1990/1991), and outlined the principles of post-9/11 American foreign policy in his much-debated Irving Kristol Lecture, Democratic Realism (AEI Press, March 2004).

Krauthammer earned his B.A. from McGill University, was a Commonwealth Scholar in Politics at Oxford University, and earned a M.D. from Harvard. In 1978, he quit medical practice and moved to Washington, D.C. to help direct planning in psychiatric research in the Carter administration. In 1980, he served as a speechwriter to Vice President Walter Mondale.

Arthur McKinley Reynolds Lecture Series 
An Evening with Charles Krauthammer is sponsored by R-MC’s Arthur McKinley Reynolds Lecture Series. Past guest speakers include former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich and Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist George Will. Both spoke to standing-room-only audiences.

Arthur McKinley Reynolds 
Arthur McKinley Reynolds is a retired ophthalmologist who earned a bachelor’s degree in physics from R-MC in 1947 and a degree in medicine from VCU School of Medicine. He is a member of the Randolph-Macon Presidents and Heritage Societies, serves on the Boydton Society Executive Committee and previously served on the Society of Alumni Board of Directors.

For more information on the Reynolds Lecture Series, please contact Anne Marie Lauranzon at (804) 752-7317,alauranz@rmc.edu.