I assume for #2 you are referring to LeMay which is a pretty radical take.
Gladwell used to be a unique outside the box thinker but he has really tarnished his legacy in the past few years. Some of his recent greatest hits:
A nauseating defense of sergeant savage Brian Williams lying about his involvement in live combat in Iraq.
Ripping on standardized testing.
A rousing ode to how Atlanta was the future of America and Stacy Abrams was the greatest thing since sliced bread. Right before Lance Bottoms turned in Atlanta in a high crime wanna be west coast city hellscape and Abrams has been exposed as a hypocritical Grifter.
But my "Tipping Point" with Malcolm was when he started pumping Kendi and gave him his own show. Embracing of someone who teaches racism is not something you can come back from.