German minister accused of plagiarism

“Baron Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg is minister of defence in Angela Merkel’s cabinet and was, until recently, also Germany’s most popular politician. He is young, good-looking and a self-proclaimed acid-rock fan. Now he is being charged with plagiarism: The Christian Democrat politician allegedly duplicated passages from newspaper articles, conference proceedings and grey literature for his PhD thesis …” (more)

[Quirin Schiermeier, The Great Beyond, 16 February]

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