Steven Pinker Explains Malcolm Gladwell, Brilliantly


In today's New York Times Book Review, cognitive scientist and author Steven Pinker reviews Malcolm Gladwell's latest book of essays, What the Dog Saw, calling him "a minor genius" and giving equal time to the bestselling author's strengths and weaknesses. The entire review is fascinating, but the part that made us practically yelp with gleeful recognition was Pinker finally giving a name to the Gladwellian tic that makes even those who never miss one of his essays often a little bit annoyed: "The Straw We." Major genius.

Malcolm Gladwell, Eclectic Detective [NYTBR]