Princeton professor Kevin Kruse accused of plagiarism in Cornell dissertation, ‘surprised’ by lack of citation

Amy Ciceu and Annie Rupertus
Daily Princetonian

Professor of History Kevin M. Kruse was accused of several instances of plagiarism by conservative historian Phillip Magness in an article published in “Reason” in June.

Kruse expressed “surprise” at the allegations and attributed the lack of citations in one instance to an inadvertent oversight. “While I indicated my intellectual debts to Prof. Bayor elsewhere in the text, endnotes and bibliography of the dissertation, I was surprised to see that there was an instance in the introduction in which I failed to do so properly,” Kruse wrote in an email to The Daily Princetonian. In response to allegations that Kruse plagiarized from his book, Bayor questioned whether such claims even merited discussion.