Concerning a recent claim that I plagiarized a paragraph in my book VIOLENCE—see: http://secondlanguage.blogspot.co.uk/2014/10/the-scholarly-violence-of-slavoj-zizek.html—I attach here the last version I have of the complete manuscript (already copy-edited by the publisher) of my VIOLENCE book. Take a look at it and you will see that this it is not the case of plagiarism. The problematic paragraph is clearly marked as a quotation (the preceding paragraph ends with : and the problematic paragraph begins and ends with ‘, a quotation mark). The date of the document (2007) shows I didn’t tamper with it later. The weird addition of “the French religious thinker” to characterize Weil was done by the publisher without my knowledge, and the quotes from Weil are simply quotes within a quote. I do not give a page number for this quoted paragraph because I quote Mull from web manuscript (to which I refer). I quote Muller more than once in this part of the book, mentioning him repeatedly.
So it is definitely NOT a plagiarism from my side – and maybe, just maybe, there are more productive ways of spending one’s time than to search for plagiarisms in my work and using others for legwork.