- By Joshua Keating
Joshua Keating was an associate editor at Foreign Policy
Estonian President Toomas Hendrik Ilves — the "Dean of the Balts" — is not happy about a blog post Paul Krugman put up today snarking on the country’s newfound status as the "poster child for austerity defenders". The president unleashed on his Twitter account:
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.
Let’s sh*t on East Europeans: their English is bad, won’t respond & actually do what they’ve agreed to & reelect govts that are responsible.
No response yet from Krugman.