I was reading David Brooks, and he referenced the interview above. A writer from the Atlantic also wrote in depth about the misleading tricks of the interviewer. Check it out. The interview was better than I could have ever imagined. I definitely want to check out Jordan Peterson’s work. The patience he exhibits in this interview is amazing. Newman tries several times to oversimplify and mischaracterize Peterson’s words and (in my opinion) even goes as far as to turn her willful misinterpretations into personal attacks, but instead of getting angry or throwing it back at her, Peterson simply and calmly corrects her.
I’ve had extremists willfully misinterpret and mischaracterize me before. I’ve seen many extremists do the same to other moderates. But man, I’ve never seen the kind of patience that Peterson exhibits. I think this is a model that more of us should follow.
Peterson’s book looks interesting. You can find it here.