Summary Of Malcolm Gladwell's Article 'Threshold Of Violence'

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In the article, Threshold of Violence, by the New Yorker Magazine authored by Malcolm Gladwell, he argues that the Granovetter theory thoroughly describes why school shooters hardly fit any kind of pattern. Although he uses several statistics and resources, Gladwell is not fully effective in proving his claim because he limits his ideas to thresholds, he does not use enough ethos, and he contradicts himself several times. One can easily debate that this claim does not provide enough evidence. Ultimately, his claim does not persuade the reader that the Granovetter model is not effective. uses examples such as: Evan Ramsey, Kip Kinkel, Eric Harris, and John Ladue to prove his point. He describes their background and what they did. Gladwell states

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