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LLEWELLYN KING

Llewellyn King is executive producer and host of "White House Chronicles" on PBS. His column is written for Hearst Newspapers.

Articles by LLEWELLYN KING

Commentary: Short, important life of 'new class' Commentary: Short, important life of 'new class'
11 weeks ago - - LLEWELLYN KING
The “new class” was a concept in the 1970s that various writers and commentators, led by Irving Kristol, used to describe an important social and political phenomenon of the time. It represented a kind of Fifth Estate, or extracurricular branch of government. [Read More]
Commentary: Nuclear waste -- The French connection Commentary: Nuclear waste -- The French connection
12 weeks ago - - LLEWELLYN KING
MARCOULE, France — In times to come, sociologists may well puzzle on America’s attitude to nuclear energy. We love our nuclear defense capacity — its weapons, its submarines, and its aircraft carriers. [Read More]
Commentary: When less was more in the news business Commentary: When less was more in the news business
13 weeks ago - - LLEWELLYN KING
When I first worked at the newspaper trade in Washington, back in 1966, it was a different form of journalism. I don’t mean the difference in the technology, the 24-hour news cycle, or the ramped up interest in celebrity. I mean something more protean, more organic. [Read More]
Commentary: Ocean power, the other alternative Commentary: Ocean power, the other alternative
14 weeks ago - - LLEWELLYN KING
Tens of millions of us will flock to the beach as summer rolls on. As we frolic along the shore we will also be awed by the relentless, eternal power of the ocean. [Read More]
Commentary: Even Turks don't know nation's future Commentary: Even Turks don't know nation's future
15 weeks ago - - LLEWELLYN KING
ANKARA, Turkey — It is easy to get swept up on a magic carpet when looking at Turkey. It is a stunning place for the visitor: hundreds of Greco-Roman sites, incredible ruins going back to when man first tried to do things standing up. [Read More]
Commentary: What I would say to graduates Commentary: What I would say to graduates
16 weeks ago - - LLEWELLYN KING
No one having asked me to give their commencement address this year, I have decided to give it anyway. Here. [Read More]
Commentary: Will Turkey's future be secularism or Islam? Commentary: Will Turkey's future be secularism or Islam?
17 weeks ago - - LLEWELLYN KING
ISTANBUL — The skyline of this most cosmopolitan of cities also tells the political narrative of Turkey and the strains that may decide its future. [Read More]
Commentary: Small charities tackle cancer research Commentary: Small charities tackle cancer research
18 weeks ago - - LLEWELLYN KING
No diagnosis strikes fear into people as thoroughly as cancer. It is the sum of all fears when it comes to health. [Read More]
Commentary: A disease gets its day, but who cares? Commentary: A disease gets its day, but who cares?
19 weeks ago - - LLEWELLYN KING
Today — May 12 — is not a day that is written into history. It is not a day when there is, like clockwork, a presidential proclamation, or a moment of silence. Yet, for some, it is a day of recurring infamy. [Read More]
Commentary: Step on the gas, Europeans plead Commentary: Step on the gas, Europeans plead
20 weeks ago - - LLEWELLYN KING
To hear Brenda Shaffer, a peripatetic academic specializing in European and Eurasian energy issues who is currently on a research fellowship at Georgetown University, natural gas is the predominant fuel of the 21st century, and it will be used copiously as time goes on. [Read More]
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