Gladwell Sticking To It

by Zoe Pollock

Ari Melber refutes Malcolm Gladwell's reiteration that how people choose to revolutionize "is less interesting, in the end, than why they were driven to do it in the first place":

For Egypt, Gladwell actually has it backwards. It is not a surprise that many Egyptians do not love their dictatorthat is not what shocked Washington and the Arab world last week; it is that people managed to plan and execute such a massive public demonstration of that sentiment. So the "how" is more striking than the "why."