Malcolm Gladwell on his new narrative type in The Bomber Mafia | The Hindu On Books podcast

Malcom Gladwell’s latest book tells the story of a squad of US Air Force pilots who idealistically wanted to reinvent war with pinpoint bombing

Malcom Gladwell says that The Bomber Mafia is stylistically a departure for him as a writer, as he has never told a story before that was just a narrative without social science. But there is a common thread in Gladwell’s books, namely his fascination with the way the human psyche deals with conflict; and this book has that in spades. The Bomber Mafia is following the competition between the two men in “one of the grandest and most momentous periods of World War II,” says Gladwell, hoping the book will invite people to look at how society works along the lines of Dividing Lines now.

Guest: Malcom Gladwell, journalist and author

Host: Divya Kala Bhavani

WATCH: Payments fan finishes most cancers therapy, celebrates Payments Mafia type

(WIVB) – Victor Neilson is a huge Buffalo Bills fan and had received intense chemotherapy for non-Hodgkin lymphomas for the past 5 months. On January 21, he had to ring the bell to indicate the end of his treatment, but did it with a Bill’s Mafia twist.

Neilson was diagnosed with cancer in August 2020 and started chemotherapy shortly afterwards. In a post on Twitter, he made his announcement with a video.

Neilson gathered outside with staff and others, put on a Bill’s helmet, and jumped through a folding table with the word “cancer” on it.

Check out Victor Neilson’s video:

Nielson said he wanted to pay it up and started a GoFundMe in aid of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. To donate, click Here.

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