The ethnic theory of plane crashes

Malcolm Gladwell
Author Malcolm Gladwell attends 2008 Tropfest NY at the World Financial Center Plaza on September 26, 2008 in New York City.
Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images

Best-selling author Malcolm Gladwell tells the story of a 1990 plane crash, which he says demonstrates how culture shapes behavior -- and in this case, disaster.

Gladwell's latest book is "Outliers: The Story of Success." He spoke at the New Yorker Festival in October.

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