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Twitter's most sanctimonious academic prick gets caught with his hand in the cookie jar
This is a short Karlstack article because I am not the person who did the legwork, the credit for finding and developing this story goes to Phil Magness, a Senior Research Fellow at the American Institute for Economic Research. About an hour ago, Magness published this article in Reason:
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I am jealous of this scoop because it would have made a great Karlstack original investigation. Go read it. Check out how perfect the smoking gun paragraphs are…. they are copy-pasted directly from old dissertations:
The guilty party is Kevin Kruse.
Kruse is a tenured history professor at Princeton, a NY Times best-selling author and an MSNBC columnist. He writes for the 1619 Project. He is a bigshot political hack… a good way to describe him to economists is “the historian equivalent of Paul Krugman”.
He is most famous for being a loud liberal on twitter. The very first paragraph of his wikipedia page even says: Outside of academia, Kruse has attracted substantial attention and following for his Twitter threads where he provides historical context and applies historical research to current political events.
I am not going to dig through all his tweets to find the most embarrassing ones… He is a well-known clown/troll. He spends every day, all day, getting into twitter fights. There are too many examples to choose from. Rather, I will end this short article with some of his tweets about plagiarism.
Will Kruse suffer any consequences for his research misconduct? Nah, doubt it. He has the right politics.