I recently came across an article portraying Malcolm Gladwell as a corporate shill, especially for the tobacco industry.
With a followup with response from Gladwell here.
Now, I happen to enjoy Malcolm Gladwell’s books, and I don’t care whether they meet academic research standards, as many others have criticized. I just enjoy reading them.
However, I have never detected any undertones of a broader agenda, as claimed in this article.
I don’t know anything about the Exiled web site, or any of the writers there.
I’m trying to determine if any of this should be taken seriously.
Is there some sinister plot that has escaped my detection, or what?
Anyone else familiar with any of this? Opinions?