Gladwell’s New Yorker article on the limits of social media is, I think, completely correct.
Galley Slaves points to a nice little parody in Vanity Fair: Malcolm Gladwell takes on Christmas — with social science!
Isaac Chotiner says a lot of what needs to be said about Malcolm Gladwell’s latest strained analogy-cum-article on To Kill a Mockingbird and the Jim Crow South. As best I can tell, Gladwell’s argument – that the genteel liberalism of men like Atticus Finch helped perpetuate Jim Crow – rests on the colorful biography of…
To his basketball critics.
Gladwell’s latest article is a fun excursion, replete with guerrilla tactics, the press defense, and a few egregious over-generalizations. Read the whole thing here.