Glenn Reynolds typically just does the best job of aggregating imaginable and merely points in the direction of something worth a read with a brief quotation or a witty one-liner.
Paul Krugman’s already infamous typo’d-editorial from yesterday clearly struck a nerve, because Professor Reynolds uncharacteristically actually took the time to swat him down.
Everybody’s angry, to judge from my email, about Paul Krugmanâ€™s typo-burdened 9/11 screed. Donâ€™t be angry. Understand it for what it is, an admission of impotence from a sad and irrelevant little man. Things havenâ€™t gone the way he wanted lately, his messiah has feet of clay â€” hell, forget the â€œfeetâ€ part, the clay goes at least waist-high â€” and it seems likely heâ€™ll have even less reason to like the coming decade than the last, and heâ€™ll certainly have even less influence than heâ€™s had. Thus, he tries to piss all over the people heâ€™s always hated and envied. No surprise there. But no importance, either. Youâ€™ll see more and worse from Krugman and his ilk as the left nationally undergoes the kind of crackup itâ€™s already experiencing in Wisconsin. They thought Barack Obama was going to bring back the glory days of liberal hegemony in politics, but it turned out he was their Ghost Dance, their Bear Shirt, a mystically believed-in totem that lacked the power to reverse their onrushing decline, no matter what the shamans claimed.
Plus, a comment: â€œIâ€™m not ashamed. If Dr. Krugman, and the circles he moves in, are ashamed then theyâ€™ve left us. 9/11 didnâ€™t become a wedge issue because we left them.â€