Here’s a few good longish-to-long reads for this Sunday afternoon:
1. Why it’s unfortunate that so many people take Malcolm Gladwell seriously (I can’t decide if it’s worse than people reading David Brooks….Gladwell’s assertions are less transparently stupid but maybe that means more people take him seriously).
2. Jay Rosen on Neil Postman, a mentor of Rosen’s. Great title “A civilized man in a century of barbarism”. I think many here would like to think of themselves that way.
3. A classic aimai rant (and I mean that in the best possible way). She’s filling in for SteveM this week.
What have you read lately that’s interesting?