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Tuesday, September 10, 2019

I am not alone


I would add that, based on Ferguson's description of the examples Gladwell uses in the book, he is again trying to squeeze widely disparate examples into a single category. The issue with Chamberlain/Hitler, Madoff, Sandusky, and Cuban spies is that they successfully lied to people about their actions or intentions. The problem with Bland was--at best--a racially charged, power-imbalanced confrontation between a police officer and a person of color--the kind that happens too frequently.

Posted by Howard Wasserman on September 10, 2019 at 10:06 AM in Culture, Howard Wasserman | Permalink


Putting Hitler, Madoff, and Sandusky in a single category is itself quite a stretch.

Posted by: Asher Steinberg | Sep 10, 2019 10:20:09 AM

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