Krugman vs. Estonia: The opera

From Foreign Policy Fri Jan 18 2013, 15:09:07

You may recall last June, Estonian President Toomas Hendrik Ilves went medieval on Nobel Prize Winning Economist and New York Times columnist in a Twitter tirade (Twirade?) Here's how it went down:

Let's write about something we know nothing about & be smug, overbearing & patronizing: after all, they're just wogs: http://krugman.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/06/06/estonian-rhapsdoy/

Guess a Nobel in trade means you can pontificate on fiscal matters & declare my country a "wasteland". Must be a Princeton vs Columbia thing [Ilves went to Columbia for undergrad.]

But yes, what do we know? We're just dumb & silly East Europeans. Unenlightened. Someday we too will understand. Nostra culpa.

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