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Yes, Mr. Gladwell, it is a very good argument that unless dogs are re-habilitated they will be euthanised.
The important and essential point for the humanity of humans and the comfort and salvation of abused, aggressive canines is HOW they are re-habilitated.
Ceasar Millan admitted himself, on Mr Lopate's show, that he doesn't read and dismissed the scientific studies of animal behaviour and still uses his strong, fear inducing dominance as a fix-all for 'bad dog behaviour'.
Would you mention on air also this positive response to Cesar Milan's method? Really, it's a correction to certain people's abnormal thinking about animals - a reflection of themselves since Cesar has shown clearly on his show: it's the owner, not the animal.
There is no "artist" hangouts, b/c they need to protect "the cool" from a culture obsessed with "the cool" (see: the lower east side)
David Sedaris is a great late bloomer.
the issue with cesar milan is that he focuses on dominance only. when your child (or you) tries to "dominate" your 3 year old rottweiler who has a chemical imbalance in the brain - and not a dominance issue - let's see how that goes.
clearly he has a gift. but what he teaches others can lead to dangerous results.
I would hope that any writer using part of another writer's work would, at the very least, acknowledge that they're doing so. To say that it's OK not to acknowledge doing so--which seems to be what Gladwell is saying-- is careless and will only encourage inappropriate plagiarism.
Alan Dershowitz was proved to have plagiarized (with a thoroughness that few writers are ever proved to have done so) from Joan Peters's utterly discredited "From Time Immemorial". As a powerful Harvard bigot, Dershowitz suffered NO setback. Harvard whitewashed the case even though an exhaustive review of Norman Finkelstein's analysis by The Univ. of California Press found Finkelstein's work to be very well supported. Meanwhile Dershowitz set about a malicious campaign to destroy Finkelstein's academic career.
Does Mr. Gladwell think that the term 'tipping point' is overused? I sure do.
Doesn't Gladwell take everything from science journals and just popularize them for the masses? Why is HE upset about borrowing peoples work?
With respect to plagiarism vs. borrowing: 150 years ago, the notion of plagiarism was really very different. There were certainly objections to wholesale theft (as, I think, Robert Hook did of Newton's Principia). But heavy borrowing was the norm.
If you get a chance to ask listener questions please ask Malcolm how can the understanding of "Cultures of Honor" be applied to how we handle Afghanistan?
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