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Something's Bizarre Here, That's For Sure

Paul Krugman’s hostility to Obama’s campaign, which makes my opposition seem mild, has now entered the realm of self-parody.  But the reference to “Nixonland” did remind me of Reihan’s first bloggingheads appearance, in which he described Nixon as the “hidden figure behind the 2008 election” and argued that it was actually Hillary Clinton who was the Nixonian in the Democratic race in terms of her economic policy proposals.  Returning to Krugman, it is rather strange for him to complain about a politics characterised by “racism, misogyny and character assassination” while using this complaint to defend the Clintons.  It’s the last one in particular that is striking, since there are few operations more interested in character assassination than theirs.

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Daniel Larison is a senior editor at TAC, where he also keeps a solo blog. He has been published in the New York Times Book Review, Dallas Morning News, World Politics Review, Politico Magazine, Orthodox Life, Front Porch Republic, The American Scene, and Culture11, and was a columnist for The Week. He holds a PhD in history from the University of Chicago, and resides in Lancaster, PA. Follow him on Twitter.

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