IT’S clear by now that Paul Krugman thinks there is something seriously wrong with Republicans. The theme of yesterday’s column was Republican contempt for logic and good-faith policy analysis. Late last week, Mr Krugman’s theme was Republican immorality as the basis of our nation’s irreconcilable political divisions. Though it is a challenge to accept that a man of Mr Krugman’s intelligence truly believes America’s ills flow exclusively from the intellectual and moral failures of the people who disagree with him, I don’t believe he is arguing in bad faith. He really is that self-righteously Manichean. What drives Mr Krugman absolutely nuts is that people who are wrong about everything are just as self-righteously Manichean as he is. Where do they get off?
–Will Wilkinson. Read the whole thing. Then ask yourself why it is that anyone takes Paul Krugman seriously.