Podcast of the Week: Smugglers, Revolutionaries, and a Spot of Tea

Malcolm Gladwell’s Revisionist History takes a deep look inside the Boston Tea Party and comes up with a fascinating narrative about how many of the American revolutionaries were smugglers who later converted to respectable men with positions in the early American government. To prove it wasn’t a fluke, he goes on to give American mafia family examples as well and where their kids ended up (spoiler: not in the family business). There’s a lure to going legit. This is a new take on the American Dream.

Give “Tempest in a Teacup” a listen.

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