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Tuesday, March 08, 2005

There were no tough questions put by the audience who were clearly eating out of his hand.

However, Malcolm did say he'd been criticized for not going into greater depth on the workings of the sub-conscious. To this, his reply was that not even Freud could have come up with a comprehensive study on the subject.

On the question of how much further to take the subject, he did regret not making firmer suggestions in the book as to suggested avenues discussions - something he is remedying in the paperback.

HIs example was his absolute conviction that juries should *not* be able to see the defendant.

Incidentally, one of Gladwell's ace traits is his meticulous courtesy in summarising each question so the rest of the room can hear. In some of the cases, the summary was clearer and better phrased than the original.

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