Two weeks ago, prominent journalist Fareed Zakaria told Harvard University’s graduating class, “you don’t need an ethics course to know what you shouldn’t do.” It was good advice, as members of Duke University’s class of 2012 could attest. At Duke’s commencement two weeks before, Zakaria had uttered precisely the same words. Zakaria’s Harvard and Duke commencement speeches were essentially identical: built around the same anecdotes and points, and often the same language.
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