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Wyndham Wright

Post-Liberal, struggling Catholic, NRx/4pt hybrid

Modern, All Too Modern: Jordan B. Peterson's Empty Dream

Jordan Peterson is being pitched as “YouTube’s New Father Figure,” and being embraced by more and more segments of the mainstream American right. To hear Peterson’s advocates, it’s as if the man represents a second coming of both Socrates and St. Paul. The Peterson phenomenon has seen its share of detractors, but is he really offering anything relevatory or even “reactionary” to his followers? By using the language of Jungian archetypes and pop-psychology Peterson exhorts his (mostly male) reade