Wednesday, 17 November 2010

Did Bush Plagiarise?

There have been accusations that Bush's memoirs have plagiarised several other sources. Now I'm all for a bit of hip, postmodern intertextuality and flat-out Kathy Acker-style literary theft, when it's done for effect. But when it's down to laziness . . . ?

The Huffington Post dissects the former president's memoirs, noting some instances where Bush has plagiarised anecdotes from events where he wasn't even present.

However given that Bush has never come across as particularly articulate, let alone literary, can we really be surprised? What are your thoughts on the matter?

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