I sent the following message to Dr. Krugman, who is a professor at Princeton University:
"Hi Professor Krugman,
I follow the German media and notice that your New York Times columns are routinely translated and republished in their entirety in the very popular but controversial Website NachDenkSeiten (www.nachdenkseiten.de).
Here is a link ( I could provide dozens more):
NachDenkSeiten is an anti-American conspiracy Website, which blames the United States for every calamity that happens on the planet. Typically, it is the CIA behind every event – from the WTC 9/11 attacks, to the Ukrainian Maidan protests, to the flood of refugees from Syria. The content is sometimes reprinted on the Kremlin propaganda network Russia Today (German outlet RT Deutsch).
Nachdenkseiten also provides a forum for “anti-Zionist” activists who routinely question the legitimacy of the state of Israel.
My question is: did the publishers of NachDenkSeiten obtain your permission to reprint your columns? If so, are you aware of the anti-American, anti-Israel slant of the site?
Best regards (from a big fan),
Dr. Krugman responded that he never gave permission to the publishers of NachDenkSeiten, had never even heard of the site (until now) and will forward my message to the legal department of the New York Times for follow-up.