Open Letter to Malcolm Gladwell on Generous Orthodoxy
Ellen P. Goodman

I’m grateful to Malcolm Gladwell for introducing me to the concept of generous orthodoxy, and grateful again to Professor Goodman for clarifying the concept further. I hadn’t defined my discomfort with Gladwell’s piece until reading Goodman’s response, and I think she’s done a wonderful job of illuminating a valuable idea, with Gladwell’s own lack of generosity serving as spotlight.