A recent episode of Revolutionary Left Radio (which I’ve previously fawned over) takes a deep dive into the commonalities and differences between three of the Status Quo Warrior’s described in the NYT: Jordan Peterson, Sam Harris, and Steven Pinker (whom only makes a brief appearance in the article).
To me, it’s refreshing to listen to them being discussed in this format, because they all cater to different types of reactionary audiences coagulating around the center of the political spectrum that is ever shifting to the right: Peterson for the sad and lost, Harris for the arrogant, and Pinker for the starry-eyed optimist.
But! Know that by listening to Rev Left’s critiques you are contributing to the tragic misunderstanding and ultimate silencing of these precious, delicate snowflakes. If you don’t mind having that on your conscience, perhaps give it a listen.
Marcus Ranum says
Peterson for the sad and lost, Harris for the arrogant, and Pinker for the starry-eyed optimist.
Ow, I feel the heat of that burn.
lakitha tolbert says
Has the NYT always been like this, or am I just now noticing how vile their writers are, having never paid exceptionally close attention before?
I Have Forgiven Jesus says
Probably? I don’t really know either, but I think the prevailing sociopolitical climate is really bringing it to the fore.
Matt G says
Status Quo Warriors. I’ll have to remember that one!