Malcolm Gladwell Is Making Enemies in Higher Education. That’s a Good Thing.
Author Malcolm Gladwell’s new podcast, “Revisionist History,” is only on its sixth episode, but it already tops the iTunes charts and is helping its host make some enemies on college campuses.
The episode released Thursday, called “My Little Hundred Million,” examines the trend of billionaires donating hundreds of millions of dollars to higher education. Gladwell hates this ― not because he hates academia, but because the biggest donations go to institutions that already have endowments larger than some countries’ gross domestic products (think Harvard, Princeton and Stanford universities).