Jordan Peterson first came to my attention via Sam Harris’s fantastic Waking Up Podcast, although the introduction was painful and a curious beginning to my year-long fascination with this oddball professor and intellectual god to millions of young people.
Peterson exploded into the public consciousness about the same time, and has since become as close to a household name as someone like him can be. Regarded with dread and disdain by some, he’s adored and admired by many. But fame takes a toll, and I suspect we’re seeing it happen to him in real time.
I’ve written about him for committingsociology.com.