Canadian Ecoterrorist Sentenced to Read Malcolm Gladwell in Prison

Malcolm Gladwell
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In addition to five years behind bars, Rebecca Rubin, who pleaded guilty to committing acts of arson in the name of environmentalism, was ordered by a judge in Portland, Oregon, to read Malcolm Gladwell’s David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants, in order to learn how to safely battle giants without ever offending anyone. “My cup runneth over,” said the pleased author.