Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Yet more gobsmacking naivety in Chinese academe

I've just finished another of those brain-mulchingly tedious editing jobs on a foreign policy paper.

The English was a lot less awful than in the last few of these I've done over the past week, and the subject matter - the future of NATO - was intermittently modestly interesting.

No, today's humdinger of crapness was saved for a footnote near the end. The citation this author gave as the basis for his comments on American military spending was...... Wikipedia!

You might accept this kind of slovenliness from a high school student, or maybe even a first-year undergraduate.... but from a Doctor of International Relations??!!

1 comment:

stuart said...

The doc should consider himself lucky Wikipedia wasn't behind the GFW.