Plagiarism Politics (German-style)

Deutsche Welle has a really interesting article about the most recent Ph.D. plagiarism scandal to hit the country (this is the second member of Merkel’s cabinet who have been forced to resign).  It covers the different economic, cultural, and political reasons why PhDs are in such demand for German politicians.

I was especially fascinated by their brief discussion of the difference between East and West Germany in that regard…another enduring legacy of communism.

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