Everyone knows that important busy people who want to refer to themselves as Doctor have a tendency to plagiarize or just outright buy their theses. So what? Speeches and op-eds are ghostwritten; articles get penned by graduate assistants or subordinates in the lab or pharma-hired consultants. BFD. Everybody’s doin’ it, doin’ it, doin’ it…

But people are remarkably unforgiving about it. You’d think by this time, all of us postmodernized to within an inch of our lives, we’d find the revelation of yet another totally simulacral political leader a real shrug.

Apparently not.

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4 Responses to “Such a puny thing, plagiarism.”

  1. Jeff Says:

    What a great way to start the morning: plagiarism, postmodernization and simulacra.

  2. MattF Says:

    I think there’s a whiff of the old Soviet/Eastern European nomenklatura about this kind of plagiarism that would raise hackles in Germany. Particularly with Frau Doktor Merkel.

  3. Margaret Soltan Says:

    Interesting, MattF! Hadn’t thought of that.

  4. Renee Seifert Says:

    This can go to the shredder, and there you go.

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