From the Q&A portion of a speech sponsored by the Young America’s Foundation. Hosted at the University of Southern California in 2018.
From the Aspen Ideas Festival, recorded Tuesday, June 26, 2018. Jordan Peterson, author of the best-selling 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos, may be one of the most famous intellectuals in North America today. He also may be among the most misunderstood. His fans say that he’s saved their lives, and detractors say that he’s the gateway drug to the alt-right. Who is this psychologist-philosopher whom so many of us had never heard of two years ago, and what does he really believe?
What’s the key to understanding what is happening in America today? First, we must understand human nature. Only once you appreciate how deeply flawed humans have the potential to be, will you marvel at the immense moral achievement that is America.
• The Key To Understanding America
• Desire For Power, Fame, & Sex
• Lack Of Courage & Wisdom
• Yearning To Be Taken Care Of & Utopia
• Ingratitude & Psychological Issues
• Massive Divide In America: Free Speech
• Gaining Wisdom & Acting Happy
• Understand Human Nature
In this episode of Uncommon Knowledge, Peter Robinson is joined by author and columnist Douglas Murray to discuss his new book The Madness of Crowds: Race, Gender and Identity. Murray examines the most divisive issues today, including sexuality, gender, and technology, and how new culture wars are playing out everywhere in the name of social justice, identity politics, and intersectionality. Is European culture and society in a death spiral caused by immigration and assimilation? Robinson and Murray also discuss the roles that Brexit and the rise of populism in European politics play in writing immigration laws across the European Union.
Follow up video: The “Madness of Crowds” – Douglas Murray – The Hoover Institution
A little over 18 months ago, we interviewed author and columnist Douglas Murray about his then new book The Madness of Crowds: Gender, Race and Identity. That show was one of our most-watched interviews of 2019, so we thought it was time to sit down with Douglas again and get an update on where things stand with regard to, as Douglas describes in his book, “the interpretation of the world through the lens of ‘social justice,’ ‘identity group politics’ and ‘intersectionalism’ . . . the most audacious and comprehensive effort since the end of the Cold War at creating a new ideology.” We also discuss European politics, examine Boris Johnson’s tenure as UK prime minister, and take a sobering look at American politics from the perspective of a very sharp observer.
Previous related video: The Death of Europe – Douglas Murray – The Hoover Institution