As some of you might know, Germany’s defense minister, Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg, resigned yesterday after admitting that he plagiarized his PhD dissertation. Pitiful, I know.
Gregor Aisch visualized Guttenberg’s dissertation, highlighting the plagiarized portions.
The dark red represents complete or masked plagiarism, while the lighter red represents different categories of plagiarism. Longer bars are for normal text, and small bars represent footnote lines. Not sure why there seems to be as much footnote as there is normal text.
In any case, at least Guttenberg wrote some of it. But still sad.