published in The Atlantic
Lewis reviews Jordan Peterson's new book, "Beyond Oder: 12 More Rules for Life." Peterson initially became famous for his honest pursuit to help young males form their identity in a culture that is rejecting the traditional characteristics of manhood (Peterson rejects them himself). But Peterson soon became part of the larger culture war of "cancel culture" and "freedom of speech" that seems to grip opposite sides of our polity. Fame and attention led Peterson down a windy road, and Lewis reviews how his actions and writing influenced public debate.
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