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Malcolm Gladwell

The problem with Malcolm Gladwell is that he writes too well: when you read him, you don't know if you're agreeing with his controversial ideas because he's right, or because he's enchanted you.


Kimchi is good, but I would consider it the national pickle of Korea.


Although most people associate a "fox" with the animal, the media empire, or Isaiah Berlin's Hedgehog and the Fox parable, I always think of Machiavelli's constant comparison of the ideal Prince to a fox.


Wikipedia tends to be strong on the subjects that don't matter.


Although all the rage today, bling couldn't have existed a few years ago; FDR, after all, made the private ownership of gold illegal and confiscated all gold in the country.

Everyday Loopholes