Busted!… Nazi Sympathizer Pat Buchanan Accused of Plagiarism, Hacked Quotes & Wrong Dates
The problems include:
** Hacked quotes to provide a different meaning. Buchanan even adds emotion to what was said to help push the alternative history.
** Plagiarized maps
** Wrong dates
Here is one instance where a map in Buchanan’s book appears to be plagiarized:
Buchanan’s map is first. Gilbert’s map is second. (Click the pictures for a larger size)
In Patrick J. Buchanan’s Churchill, Hitler, and “The Unnecessary War”, he uses a map (Buchanan, p. 82) to show how Germany was carved up after the Treaty of Versailles. There is another map (Gilbert, p. 144) in a book by Martin Gilbert that appears very similar.
** Similar topic: “Germany After Versailles” and “Germany in Defeat” both showing how Germany was carved up after World War I
** Same region focus
** Same key in the mid-left region to show “Principal German Losses”. Wording and terminology is the same.
** Same key on the lower right-hand side. Buchanan even uses the same coloring method. Solid color for territory lost, stripes for territory retained, and territory retained with no fortifications.
** The same cities and regions all have sub-text. In some cases, it’s the exact same text.
Digital Survivors has more:
Did Buchanan Plagiarize this Map of Germany After Versailles?
Did Buchanan Plagiarize this World War I Blockade Map?
Buchanan Portrays Churchill’s Warnings as Political Dogma
Buchanan on Churchill and the Entente Cordiale of 1904