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The Accidental Plagiarist: The Trouble with Originality

There comes a point in many a person’s life when things that Nietzsche said begin to make good sense. This is not necessarily a propitious sign. Understanding or simply identifying with Nietzsche doesn’t typically fill one’s life with joy; it can make a mess of one’s love life, make one speak in intelligent-sounding but laceratingly depressing epigrams, and give one the urge to sign missives as “Dionysus” or “The Damned.”