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Tone: Like most of Malcolm Gladwell’s writings, it bears the factual and confident air that only Gladwell can achieve. The excerpt is filled with statistics and numbers that bolster his point that, just like STDs, societal epidemics are filled with numerous little factors that can cause something that isn’t even all that great to thrive. 130 more words
Brothel: (n) a house where men can visit prostitutes.
Aside from the fact that no little girl aspires to be a prostitute and that the environment surrounding “the oldest business” is usually permeated with drugs and crime, the whole adventure has a nasty quality that accentuates many of the more degrading aspects of human nature. 145 more words