Cultural Revolutions

Christian Right Conspiracy

Paul Krugman is a professor of economics at Princeton University who, in his eagerness to obtain appointive office in a future Democratic administration, has moonlighted for some years now as a columnist for the New York Times, where he has worked assiduously to develop talking points for Democratic candidates.  His ambition is transparent, and it is sometimes entertaining to watch him daintily avert his eyes from Clinton-era scandals while taking on the machinations of the Bush administration.  (Neither of the present authors, it must be stressed, has much sympathy for the Bushies, who have striven heroically to cover themselves in something other than glory.)

Alas, however, Professor Krugman strayed far from his vocation in the dismal science with his column of April 13, 2007, entitled “For God’s Sake.”  The target of his wrath was the temerity of the Regent University School of Law—an openly Christian law school located in Virginia Beach.  Regent’s crime?  It succeeded in placing 150 graduates in the Bush administration.  No good Ivy Leaguer can allow such bumptiousness to pass unnoticed.

The sheer uppityness of those folks at Regent probably pushed him over the edge.  What else could explain the tone and tenor of the column?  Professor Krugman tries to deny that he is a conspiracy theorist even while proving that the paranoid style is alive...

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