The good news for [Jonah] Lehrer is that rehabilitation isn’t far off. Remember the Doris Kearns Goodwin plagiarism scandal? Probably not, but you may well remember a subsequent bestseller by Goodwin, and the warm welcome she got on PBS and NPR during her book tour. For a country considered puritanical, America is actually a pretty forgiving place.

Resenting Jonah Lehrer – Robert Wright – The Atlantic. Re: that last sentence, that all depends on what the sin is. The American public certainly doesn’t take plagiarism seriously.