Book Review: Talking to Strangers by Malcolm Gladwell

Why we get fooled again and again by being too trustful

15th September, 2019
Neville Chamberlain was taken in by Adolf Hitler’s conciliatory tone Pic: Getty

Social Science: Talking to Strangers: What We Should Know About the People We Don’t Know, By Malcolm Gladwell, Allen Lane, €25

In August 1932, when Winston Churchill was out of power and apparently all washed up, he had an appointment to take tea with Adolf Hitler at the Regina Hotel in Munich. The Englishman waited and waited, but his guest did not arrive. An intermediary went in search of the Nazi...

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