January 28, 2007 |
AT 116 pages -- and small pages at that -- Richard A. Posner's "The Little Book of Plagiarism" is aptly titled. It's a brief but provocative and illuminating meditation on the current craze for searching out, denouncing and punishing authors who appear to have borrowed the work of others and passed it off as their own.
January 27, 2002 |
Did you know that if I were writing this review for big bucks, it would be better--at least according to Richard Posner? Posner adores the free market; his only regret is that salaried teachers like myself escape its beneficial imperatives. Posner is a judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals; he is a well-regarded professor at the University of Chicago Law School and an author who writes with astounding energy on an astounding number of topics.
May 25, 2003 |
History has moved forward in a rush since the disputed election of November 2000, leaving our memories of that peculiar event overshadowed by images of terrorism and war. Indeed, the significance of the election for domestic politics (in contrast to foreign affairs) now seems diminished to a level inconceivable two years ago. The legitimacy of George W.
December 1, 1999
* Federal appeals court Judge Richard Posner met with representatives of Microsoft Corp., 19 states and the Justice Department for nearly two hours in Chicago to explore the chances of a settlement in the company's landmark antitrust trial. None of the parties to the meeting made a formal statement, but one attorney said they were under orders to not discuss the talks publicly.
August 19, 1991
USC's School of Fine Arts will kick off its new master's degree in Public Art Studies by offering three experimental courses in the subject this fall. "History of Art in Public Places" will be taught by Elizabeth Smith, curator at the Museum of Contemporary Art; "Survey for Cultural Planners" will be taught by Jessica Cusick, director of Metro Rail and other art programs for the L.A.
February 3, 2008 |
Plagiarism is apparently so rife these days that it would not be surprising to discover that "The Little Book of Plagiarism," by Richard A. Posner, has itself been plagiarized. What is this modern-day phenomenon that has spread like poison ivy through the ranks of novelists, historians, academics, scientists, students and almost anyone who uses and publishes words?