Since today is my first day back after the Mardi Gras break, I am extremely busy and I don’t have a lot of time to write, I quickly wanted to point everyone to a nice article in the New York Times that includes a quote from myself and a mention of Plagiarism Today (free subscription required).
The article takes a look at the case of Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg, the German Defense Minister who has had his Doctorate revoked and may lose his job over allegations he plagiarized his dissertation. The article compares attitudes toward plagiarism in Germany to those in the U.S. and elsewhere.
The article, which appeared in the international edition, was written by D.D. Guttenplan and does a great job looking at many of the intricacies and complexities surrounding plagiarism, especially on the global scene. It’s a great article and one well worth reading.
On that note though, a big thanks goes to Mr. Guttenplan for including me in the article and for taking such an in-depth look at this very thorny subject, and one many newspapers and reporters shy away from…