German Defense Minister’s Plagiarism

The New York Times‘ Judy Dempsey has been following the case of German Defense Minister Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg, who was recently forced to admit that he had plagiarized passages in his doctoral dissertation and resign his post. “The German public takes such charges seriously,” Dempsey notes in her February 21st article. “It has enormous respect for those with academic titles.”

I wonder if a case like this would be quite so scandalous in the U.S.