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Savage Messiah: How Jordan Peterson is Saving Western Civilization

Jim Proser

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St. Martin's Press
03 February 2020
Biography; Social & political philosophy
Who is psychologist, professor, bestselling author, and YouTube personality Dr. Peterson? What does he believe in? Who are his followers? And why is he so controversial? These are among the many questions raised in this compelling, exhaustively researched account of his life-from Peterson's early days as a religious-school student in small-town Canada to his tenure at Harvard to his headline-making persona of the present day.

In Savage Messiah, we meet an adolescent Peterson who, scoffing at the fairy tales being taught in his confirmation class, asks his minister how it's possible to believe the Bible in light of modern scientific theory. Unsatisfied with the answer he's been given, Peterson goes on to challenge other authority figures who stood in his way as he dared to define the world in his own terms. This won Peterson more enemies and admirers than he could have dreamed of, particularly during the digital era, when his nontraditional views could be widely shared discussed. Still, a fall from grace was never far behind.

When Peterson dismissed Canadian parliament Bill C-16, which compelled the use of newly-invented pronouns to address new gender identities, Peterson found himself facing a whole new world. Students targeted him as a gender bigot. Conservatives called him their hero. Soon Peterson was fixed firmly at the center of the culture wars-and there was no turning back.

With exclusive interviews of Dr. Peterson, as well as conversations with his family, friends, and associates, this book reveals the heart and mind, teachings and practices, of one of the most provocative voices of our time.
By:   Jim Proser
Imprint:   St. Martin's Press
Country of Publication:   United States
Dimensions:   Height: 164mm,  Width: 246mm,  Spine: 33mm
Weight:   521g
ISBN:   9781250251428
ISBN 10:   1250251427
Pages:   320
Publication Date:   03 February 2020
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

JIM PROSER'S first book, I'm Staying with My Boys: The Heroic Life of Sgt. John Basilone, USMC was awarded the United States Marine Corps Commandant's Recommendation in 2011, and was referenced as source material for the HBO television series The Pacific. Proser's No Better Friend, No Worse Enemy: The Life of General James Mattis has been nominated for the Marine Corps Heritage Foundation's 2019 Col Joseph Alexander Award. Proser lives in Sarasota, FL.

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