Malcolm Gladwell

Ted Turner’s Cable Scam (March 1987)


Editor’s Note: The release of the fifth book, David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants, by Malcolm Gladwell, an alumnus of The American Spectator, has inspired us to mine our archives. In our March 1987 issue, Gladwell investigated Ted Turner’s creation of CNN, which included all the usual elements of crony capitalism: duplicity and […]

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Chuck Colson vs. The Fundamentalists


(From the Feb. 1986 issue of The American Spectator.) Chuck Colson, the Nixon hatchet-man turned evangelist, and Jerry Falwell, the Lynchburg preacher playing statesman, are brothers in Christ. But they’re hardly close friends. They might have been — after all, one of Colson’s tasks as a young secular humanist in the Nixon White House was […]

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