A Folly That Can Cost a Reputation – or Not

“Until last week, Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg was one of the most popular politicians in Germany. Defense minister in Chancellor Angela Merkel’s government, Mr. Guttenberg’s aristocratic background and high-profile marriage to a glamorous television personality had him nicknamed ‘the German Kennedy’. When it emerged that he had copied parts of his doctoral dissertation, the resulting scandal forced him to resign on March 1 …” (more)

[DD Guttenplan, New York Times, 6 March]

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