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Saturday, August 28, 2010

Charles Krauthammer

Guy sent me this excellent editorial by Charles Krauthammer on why the Democrats are going to lose badly in November:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/08/26/AR2010082605233.html

Krauthammer, for those of you unfamiliar with him, graduated from Harvard Med School, and worked as a psychiatrist at Mass General from 1975 to 1978. In 1978 he quit his practice to direct psychiatric research for the Carter administration, wrote speeches for Vice President Walter Mondale during the 1980 campaign, then turned to journalism. He has been a syndicated columnist for the Washington Post since 1985.

A background in psychiatry is probably better preparation than most for analyzing politics these days.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

There was an episode in the recent British election in which Gordon Brown memorably demonstrated exactly the attitude Krauthammer talks about in his article.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/2010/apr/28/gordon-brown-bigoted-woman
Not coincidentally, the issues of concern to the Labour-supporting voter were immigration and the national debt.
G

John Craig said...

Guy --
You're absolutely right, that's a perfect example.

I remember the incident, but hadn't made the connection. Good catch.