There’s nothing quite as enthralling as a biblical studies dilettante telling us what the bible means. It’s as awesome as going to your witchdoctor in search of a cure for your brain tumor. And it works out just as well.
And yet that’s exactly what happens when Gladwell spins his dilettantish ridiculousness about David and Goliath. He should stick to detective stories. He’s wretched as a biblical exegete. Which is why he wins the Dilly this week.