Week -in the 1970s (when the
Internet was yet to be created)- probably thought
that a small guy will never
find a vast forum to vent this kind of injustice
Well, times have changed!
sent to the US Congress has
been presented on this website. I also have displayed all communication
we had. That is, all correspondence between Business Week
Magazine and the
firm of Attorneys (CONDON and FORSYTH, Ave. of the Americas, NYC, NY) who took the case on its merits (in contingency,
for a while).
I have included scans with all the evidence: (a) parallelism of knowledge
points, (b) paraphrasing of some keywords, and (c) some other peculiar
similarities in terminology used. Please, ponder about the infinitesimal probability that
(a), (b) and (c) were result of their "independent study and
- Have you heard of applying DNA techniques
to sexual crimes committed in the 70s and 80s? All over the world,
the police has been able to apprehend quite a few unsuspecting predators who
had thought they would never be caught.
- I just found out that some school districts
are using a software package that determines if there has been plagiarism of
a literary piece. We did not have that in the 70s.
- I am hopeful that -if I get proper
support to reveal this injustice- with that kind of "software sieve"
used as a "lie detector" we would be able to
confirm that such prestigious magazine and their pompous editors are culprits
of the "lowest-of-the-low mischief in journalism":
stealing an article
from a freelancer, with no
regard for the author's rights and no remorse whatsoever.
- Lived with that
thorn in my heart 30 years, yet I'm hopeful that justice will prevail.
Why do not forget? Well, just think
of the benefits to our "hooked on oil" society if somebody (with the academic
credibility and the proper recognition as fossil-fuel's expert) had been able to
bring a clear message -3 or 4 decades in advance- about a future oil scarcity,
and about a potential atmospheric catastrophe. These days, when most people are starting to
become convinced that this "pessimistic current of thought" is
actually quite correct, ... would not you agree that
misappropriating such a visionary article is not just unfair to the Writer, but
also very unfair to our society?
Has the sin -from that perspective- been
big enough for you to give support to this cause, and bring the culprits to the
spotlight? If you can do something about it,
We are talking here not just of an energy
crisis lurking, but there is
also a huge issue of a green Planet in distress, the waters of the ocean rising, and flooding of square miles of lowlands.
our children will be saying goodbye to those beaches we all loved and enjoyed.
Then millions of people will have to abandon cities and relocate little by
little to higher ground.
Both crisis are going to affect all of us to some extent, but it is going to be
life-and-death reality for many sea-level countries around the globe.
Somebody with better writing skills -but less scientific brain- "impersonated" this
professional, impeding Mr. Xuna from getting the recognition and -merited-
credibility to which he was entitled to.
As an ostrich would do, we successfully buried our
head in the sand for many decades, but this path will only make matters worse
for our children. Shame on us!
Shame on you,
Being Spanish my vernacular language, my English grammar at
the time (and still today) was not Shakespearian by any stretch of the
imagination. But the book's subject matter, and the article's content was
extraordinarily timely, and interesting. What a travesty has been
committed! ... and with impunity!
- John ("Juan") Xuna
- Stuart, FL 34997
- (772) 324-1123 , fax: (561)
Clarification: Was born Modesto Álvarez.
All documents from that era have my birth name.