Political Plagiarism Again

This time, it’s the president of Hungary:

Pal Schmitt, a former Olympic fencing champion, announced his resignation during an address to the lower house of the Hungarian parliament, after days of defiance in the face of calls for him to step down.  Last week Semmelweis University revoked Mr Schmitt’s doctorate after a special committee concluded he had copied “word for word” large chunks of his 1992 thesis on Olympic history.

The story is here.  Hat tip to David Fortunato.

[Cross-posted at The Monkey Cage]

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John Sides

John Sides is an associate professor of political science at George Washington University.