Alex Soojung-Kim Pang, Ph.D.

I study people, technology, and the worlds they make

Which New York Times columnist are you?

The origins of these quizzes is probably lost in the mists of time– or maybe they all come from a handful of sites, and use the same code. Anyway, a friend pointed this one out to me: Which New York Times Op-Ed Columnist Are You?

My result?

You are Paul Krugman! You’re a brilliant economist with a knack for both making sense of the current economic situation and exposing the Bush administration’s lies about it. You somehow came out as the best anti-war writer on the Op-Ed staff. Other economists hate your guts for selling out to the liberals. To hell with ’em.

Thanks Michael!

[To the tune of Eric Clapton, “Sunshine of your Love/Cream,” from the album Crossroads (Disc 1).]


  1. There is something seriously wrong with this quiz, I came up William Safire — and I said in the quiz that I hate Bush, so…

    “You are William Safire! You’re ruthless and cunning, and a conservative demigod. You used to write speeches for Nixon. Now you write another column on the English language which has made you the world’s most popular etymologist. You hate media deregulation, but love the Bush administration. If only you weren’t such a brilliant writer. You bastard.”

  2. I’m Maureen Dowd — the only female of the lot, so no surprises there. I like the idea of being “a total fox,” though.

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