Stephen Kotkin voices a telling critique of Canadian Frontiersman & full time political/ cultural hysteric Jordan Peterson in the TLS:
(The clinical psychologist Jordan B. Peterson contributes a new twelve-page foreword excoriating Marxism, which in its banalities adds nothing to Ericson’s original foreword.)
P.S. Note that Mr. Kotkin’s remark on Peterson is parenthetical!
Rootless cosmopolitan,down at heels intellectual;would be writer.
'Polemic is a discourse of conflict, whose effect depends on a delicate balance between the requirements of truth and the enticements of anger, the duty to argue and the zest to inflame. Its rhetoric allows, even enforces, a certain figurative licence. Like epitaphs in Johnson’s adage, it is not under oath.'
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