Jordanetics: Understanding Vox Day’s Problem

The experts on debates say that the first thing you want to do with your opponent’s ideas, before you demolish them, is to state them in the best possible light, even correcting a couple of mistakes to put a better shine on his whole system. Or, as Jordan Peterson writes in 12 Rules: An Antidote for Chaos, “I routinely summarize what people have said to me, and ask them if I have understood properly.” This, alas, Vox Day does not do in his attack on Jordan Peterson in Jordanetics: A Journey into the Mind of Humanity’s Greatest Thinker. In the Foreword, Milo Yiannopoulos attacks Peterson for not sticking up for him and Faith Goldy, and in the Introduction, Vox Day attacks Peterson for not doing his sums right on Jewish IQ, and not sticking up for Faith Goldy. I agree. Peterson should have stuck up for Milo and Goldy after their respective defenestrations. Take it from the expert: in 12 Rules you are not supposed to duck your encounters with Chaos. By...(Read Full Article)
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