Revenge of the quote

Amy West medievalist at W-STS.COM
Fri Aug 17 12:14:40 UTC 2012

On 8/17/12 12:00 AM, Automatic digest processor wrote:
> Date:    Thu, 16 Aug 2012 13:25:29 -0400
> From:    "Joel S. Berson"<Berson at ATT.NET>
> 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 you're
>> >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.)
> Joel
No, I didn't intend to excuse him. Simply state my lack of surprise that
it's happened. Kind of a "I'm shocked, shocked that plagiarism has been
committed" statement.

---Amy West

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