Stoking the Flames: Understanding Jordan B. Peterson

This week we discuss the rise of Canadian psychologist Jordan B. Peterson. Peterson’s 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos outsold the Bible last year, his youtube videos have millions of views, but his ideas are often misunderstood. We sit down with Guy Stevenson to talk about Peterson’s appeal, Jung and Nietzsche, and the work of John Gray. Guy Stevenson is a lecturer in English Literature at Goldsmiths, University of London. He specializes in literary modernism and has a book, Henry Miller, Modernism, and the Birth of the Counterculture, due out in 2019. He is currently working on a study of conservative countercultures, from Futurism to the alt-right.


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