I love Krugman.
There I've said it. He's not only a fine economist and a superb columnist, he's a mensch.
The column he published yesterday, November 10, says it all for me.
Especially when he says, "...we may be seeing the downfall of movement conservatism — the potent alliance of wealthy individuals, corporate interests and the religious right that took shape in the 1960s and 1970s. This alliance may once have had something to do with ideas, but it has become mainly a corrupt political machine, and America will be a better place if that machine breaks down.
Why do I want to see movement conservatism crushed? Partly because the movement is fundamentally undemocratic; its leaders don’t accept the legitimacy of opposition."
He's speaking for his own country of course but I take some encouragement for ours.