We caught up with Malcolm Gladwell in the green room before his recent talk, and asked him for his thoughts on the government shutdown.
"All I will say this is: There’s a wonderful word in Hindi, called Tamasha. And Tamasha is a situation that is deadly serious to those intimately involved, and farcical and ridiculous to those on the outside. And I think it’s a beautiful word to describe what’s happening now in Washington."
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