Revenge of the quote (UNCLASSIFIED)

Mullins, Bill AMRDEC Bill.Mullins at US.ARMY.MIL
Thu Aug 16 18:11:32 UTC 2012

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> -----Original Message-----
> From: American Dialect Society [mailto:ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU] On
Behalf Of
> Joel S. Berson
> Sent: Thursday, August 16, 2012 12:25 PM
> Subject: Re: Revenge of the quote
> -
> At 8/16/2012 09:23 AM, Amy West wrote:
> >(Honestly, I'm not surprised re: the larger story of plagiarism by
> >Zakaria: he's outputting *a lot*, and I think with such a volume
> >going to end up doing that either intentionally or unintentionally.)
> Is that a sufficient excuse?  Doris Kearns Goodwin's excuse was (I
> think) that she didn't check the work of her assistants
> sufficiently.  (I suspect she also didn't credit their work
> sufficiently either.  But then I'm a suspicious sort.  I often do not
> trust secondary sources, but go back to the primary.  You can guess
> what the result often is.)

I don't think Zakaria is making excuses -- he's apologized and taken his

But sometimes it is an explanation.

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