Did Fareed Zakaria Plagiarize from the New Yorker?

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It's amazing this keeps happening. Do they just assume they'll go uncaught, in this day and age?
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@1: It's far more common with prolific writers like Zakaria that a staffer/intern produced it. Ultimately he's responsible, of course, but highly unlikely he was aware of the source.
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@1 yes. The more prominent and elite they are, the more likely hubris and a sense of entitlement kicks in.
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I really like Fareed Zakaria, both as a TV personality like on The Daily Show, and as an author of books.

I am hoping there is a reasonable explanation other than "plagiarist".
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If this is true, he was probably banking on the assumption that Time and New Yorker readers don't overlap.
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Yea you guys should hire him, you need another pseudo-intellectual hack.
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@4: He's an asshole shill, maybe you should rethink who you idolize instead of assuming, wrongly, that he's not responsible.

That's how these entitled assholes get away with it over and over again.
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If he's a pseudo-intellectual hack, then he's a pseudo-intellectual hack like me, who really *is* a pseudo-intellectual, and possibly a hack as well. As far as I can tell, from the excepted passages, they are barely re-written paragraphs that cite statistics and other facts of public knowledge. As a writer, I can tell you that it is very difficult to find another way to phrase a paragraph of stats and facts. There they are. They are the same, no matter who uses them.

I cannot believe that Fareed was looking directly at The New Yorker piece and just copied it off. Far more likely that a researcher found the material and included it, slightly rewritten, for the stats and facts it includes. All of your "probably's" don't apply at all.
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If he's a pseudo-intellectual hack, then he's a pseudo-intellectual hack like me, who really *is* a pseudo-intellectual, and possibly a hack as well. As far as I can tell, from the excepted passages, they are barely re-written paragraphs that cite statistics and other facts of public knowledge. As a writer, I can tell you that it is very difficult to find another way to phrase a paragraph of stats and facts. There they are. They are the same, no matter who uses them.

I cannot believe that Fareed was looking directly at The New Yorker piece and just copied it off. Far more likely that a researcher found the material and included it, slightly rewritten, for the stats and facts it includes. All of your "probably's" don't apply at all.