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Charles Krauthammer
(1950-____) born on
Jan 00
US psychiatrist, speechwriter, columnist. He was a speechwriter for Vice-President Walter Mondale, an editor at The New Republic, a monthly essayist for Time magazine, and a syndicated columnist for the Washington Post.
After endless days of commuting on the freeway to an antiseptic, sealed-window office, there is a great urge to backpack in the woods and build a fire.

In the old days one merely gawked at these unfortunates. Donahue's genius is to get them to talk.
In the middle ages, people took potions for their ailments. In the 19th century they took snake oil. Citizens of today's shiny, technological age are too modern for that. They take antioxidants and extract of cactus instead.
If we insist that public life be reserved for those whose personal history is pristine, we are not going to get paragons of virtue running our affairs. We will get the very rich, who contract out the messy things in life . . .
Middleness is the very enemy of the bold.
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: In "Time Magazine," 1996.
R: On guests of Phil Donahue's talk show, "Cutting Edges: Making Sense of the 80s," Random House 85; in NY "Times," 12 Nov 85
A: In "Time Magazine," 1996.
N: "Pietygate: School for Scandal" "Time," 10 Sep 84
K: In "Readers' Digest."

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