Jordan B. Peterson is Best Understood Through His Adherents

Peterson has three fan bases, and two are mostly silent and harmless

I have a reasonably long history of looking with perplexity and occasionally disdain at the Peterson phenomenon. He came to my attention due to his reality-warping take on pronouns at my alma mater, the University of Toronto, in the province I lived in for 34 years, in the country I’m a citizen of. As a result, I’m well positioned to know that his assertions about freedom of speech in Canada were complete and utter…




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