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Is Paul Krugman Anti-European?


The answer is no. In a recent blog post he has revealed the tactics – also employed in the US during the Bush years – that are at work here: if you attack a policy and a leading proponent of it – what he did with Olli Rehn and the EU’s austerity push – you get accused of of being against the wider idea (Europe). But Krugman made clear that:

As it happens, I’m very much pro-European; I consider the European project, the path of peace through prosperity and integration, one of the best things to have happened to humanity over the past century. I’ve seen the good work Europe has done in promoting democracy.
My problem isn’t with Europe, ...