The Ivy League Plagiarism Epidemic: And Now the White House Gets Involved

The Ivy League Plagiarism Epidemic: And Now the White House Gets InvolvedIt’s not only Ivy League students who love plagiarizing. Sometimes even the White House gets involved. But White House aides don’t plagiarize from just anyone! Nope, they get their source material from our right-wing buddies at the Dartmouth Review!

Timothy S. Goeglein, President Bush’s chief liaison to religious groups, has admitted to plagiarizing a column he wrote for the Fort Wayne (Ind.) News-Sentinel

“It is true,” Tim Goeglein wrote to The Journal Gazette in an e-mail. “I am entirely at fault. It was wrong of me. There are no excuses.” I guess Zac Townsend and his Brown cohort can sleep easier now.

According to the Washington Post, Goeglein “previously worked closely with Karl Rove and during the 2004 election was Bush’s chief emissary to conservative political groups.” Oh, how I tremble with glee! William F. Buckley would be shamed. Shamed!

Goeglein’s column:

A notable professor of philosophy at Dartmouth College in the last century, Eugene Rosenstock-Hussey, expressed the matter succinctly. His wisdom is not only profound but also worth pondering in this new century. He said, “The goal of education is to form the Citizen. And the Citizen is a person who, if need be, can re-found his civilization.”

He meant that, I think, in quite a large sense. He did not mean that you had to master all the specialties you can think of,

Jeffrey Hart in The Dartmouth Review:

A notable Professor of Philosophy at Dartmouth, Eugene Rosenstock-Hussey often expressed the matter succinctly, “The goal of education,” he would say, “is to form the Citizen. And the Citizen is a person who, if need be, can re-found his civilization.”

He meant that in quite large a sense. He did not mean that you had to master all the specialties you can think of.

After the jump: more similarities.

Via Nancy Nall:

White House Plagiarist:

It can hardly be challenged that the United States of America is part of the narrative of European history. Europe is overwhelmingly the source, and some parts of Europe more than others: Our language, literature, legal tradition, political arrangements derive, demonstrably, from England. This Britain-America connection is central.

There have been many ways of answering the question: What is Europe? A handy way to think of the matter is the paradigm of “Athens” and “Jerusalem.” In this paradigm, those terms designate both the two cities we have all heard of but also two kinds of mind. The tradition designated “Athens” is associated with philosophy and with critical exercise of mind, with reason. The tradition associated with “Jerusalem” is associated with monotheism, with faith.

Dartmouth Review: 

It can scarcely be challenged that the United States is part of the narrative of European history. It owes little or nothing to Confucius or Laotse or to Chief Shaka or to the Aztecs. At the margin it owes a bit to the American Indians, but not a great deal – corn, tobacco, some legendary material. But Europe is overwhelmingly the source. And some parts of Europe more than others: Our language, legal tradition, political arrangements derive, and demonstrably so, from England.

There have been many ways of answering the question, “What is Europe?” But a handy way to think of the matter is the paradigm of “Athens” and “Jerusalem.” In this paradigm, those terms designate both the two cities we have all heard of, and also two kinds of mind.

The tradition designated “Athens” is associated with philosophy and with critical exercise of mind. The tradition associated with “Jerusalem” is associated with monotheism.

 

  • d ’09

    Late as always, dartlog broke this almost an hour before you guys.

  • d ’09

    Late as always, dartlog broke this almost an hour before you guys.

  • d ’08

    of course it did, where do you think ivygate finds their info? lots of times from other gossip sites… who cares?

  • d ’08

    of course it did, where do you think ivygate finds their info? lots of times from other gossip sites… who cares?

  • George

    …and we thought that w was the patriot who said “.. give me liberty or give me death..” and “.. I regret I only have one life to give for my country..” and many others…

  • George

    …and we thought that w was the patriot who said “.. give me liberty or give me death..” and “.. I regret I only have one life to give for my country..” and many others…

  • sampling != plagiarism

    I noticed some artistic liberties. He’s really more of the P-Diddy of pseudo-intellectualism.

  • sampling != plagiarism

    I noticed some artistic liberties. He’s really more of the P-Diddy of pseudo-intellectualism.

  • d ’10

    Hart’s response:

    “Bush was planning to go to war in Iraq within weeks after he took office in January 2001. This has been documented. He sold the invasion through lies about WMD. No one found even a tube of Chinese toothpaste in Iraq. A bit of plagiarism should not trouble this White House at all. The Dartmouth Review publishes a lot of very good material, and should take a bow.”

  • d ’10

    Hart’s response:

    “Bush was planning to go to war in Iraq within weeks after he took office in January 2001. This has been documented. He sold the invasion through lies about WMD. No one found even a tube of Chinese toothpaste in Iraq. A bit of plagiarism should not trouble this White House at all. The Dartmouth Review publishes a lot of very good material, and should take a bow.”

  • dmouth09

    @sampling != plagiarism:
    Plagiarism: the unauthorized use or close imitation of the language and thoughts of another author and the representation of them as one’s own original work.

    Apparently, sampling does equal plagiarism.

  • dmouth09

    @sampling != plagiarism:
    Plagiarism: the unauthorized use or close imitation of the language and thoughts of another author and the representation of them as one’s own original work.

    Apparently, sampling does equal plagiarism.

  • sampling v. plagarism

    @sampling != plagiarism:
    Diddy (or his record label) is legally obligated to pay the artists he samples from (“illegal” mixtapes aside). Its why guys like kanye and Diddy get awesome samples on their expensive-to-produce albums…read the liner notes, and you’ll all see credit given to the original creators of the hook or whatever gets sampled…while sampling may be unoriginal or lame(especially the overwrought sampling on some albums), sometimes it turns the original work into something different or great. Plagarism does nothing of the sort.
    This dude tried to pass another author’s work as his own.

  • sampling v. plagarism

    @sampling != plagiarism:
    Diddy (or his record label) is legally obligated to pay the artists he samples from (“illegal” mixtapes aside). Its why guys like kanye and Diddy get awesome samples on their expensive-to-produce albums…read the liner notes, and you’ll all see credit given to the original creators of the hook or whatever gets sampled…while sampling may be unoriginal or lame(especially the overwrought sampling on some albums), sometimes it turns the original work into something different or great. Plagarism does nothing of the sort.
    This dude tried to pass another author’s work as his own.

  • !!

    LOOKS LIKE DAVE BARRY.

  • !!

    LOOKS LIKE DAVE BARRY.

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