Tuesday, March 25, 2003

A lot of people have been charting Paul Krugman's descent into lunacy over the past few years, but the fact that he's crazy doesn't bother me. Its that special combination of arrogance and hypocrisy that he's so good at that makes the Krug such grating reading (not to mention the fact that he's as good a writer as your average academic, which is to say not). Here he manages to construct an end-of-the-American-Republic scenario around the pro-war movement, while utterly ignoring the communist, anarchist, anti-semitic, anti-democratic, pro-terrorist leadership of the anti-war movement, and never mentioning that these people are in de facto control of almost all major American universities and public television and radio. According to Krugman, capitalism in the media is the end of democracy, but a movement whose openly stated goal is the destruction of American democracy doesn't merit a mention. They should hang this column up in the Smithsonian's Slow Death of Liberalism wing. No wonder he writes for the New York Times, they deserve eachother.


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