Title

Plagiarism is a Distinctively American Problem

Author(s)

Karen PriorFollow

Publication Date

July 2016

Document Type

Article

Disciplines

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Comments

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Abstract

Plagiarism is as American as apple pie. The discovery this week that passages in Melania Trump’s Republican National Convention speech were lifted from a 2008 speech by Michelle Obama scurried up a storm of complaints, accusations, counteraccusations, and questions about what plagiarism is, what it isn’t, and whether it even matters.