PAUL KRUGMAN is a bit overwrought here. He seems a shade defensive about the response to his Spiegel interview. But he’s not comparing Bush to a dictator or anything — just calling him “Glorious Leader” and pointing out his resemblance to Ferdinand Marcos.

By the way, why doesn’t Krugman just get a blog, instead of posting these occasional items on his Princeton faculty website? Note to Paul: I’ll set one up for you on Blogger, no problem. Give me a call.

UPDATE: Steve Verdon and Eugene Volokh agree that Krugman seems to have lost it here.