Personally, I was disappointed in Zakaria when he repeated - several times - that he supported the Iraq War. I always wondered why, I thought he was either a sell-out or brain-washed. It looks both could be the case.
Zakaria likes to associate himself with the rich and powerful. His views thus tend to be those of the elite, or the most popular view of the day (this was a charge in a New Republic article that named him among overrated thinkers).
While it was likely one of his assistants who penned the plagarized article, Zakaria has too big an ego to admit the writing wasn't his.
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