Krugman Accuses Bush of Plotting Coup

Traditionally, American politicians and commentators have muted their criticisms of political opponents when in foreign countries, so as not to weaken America abroad or convey to either our friends or enemies an image of division. That tradition, like so many others, now seems quaint; today, American leftists save their most venomous attacks on the administration for broadcast in foreign countries, where they are likely to go uncontradicted.
New York Times columnist Paul Krugman was interviewed in Australia a few days ago. Australian journalist and blogger Tim Blair caught Krugman in the act; as far as I know, the interview has gone unreported in the United States:

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