We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
Great stuff. The trouble is, with reference to Prof. Peterson's earlier lecture on IQ, not everyone is capable of reading the authors he cites here. But I guess he's speaking to college students.
More troubling to me is to see puppets in the older population who are so quick to bash Western traditions. We need our traditions because not everyone can read the great authors. Within the family, by our culture and traditions, we pass along wisdom to the next generation.
May I suggest one book for the young people of all ages as an alternative to the Professors laundry list and sales pitch for his class? And it does contain the Sermon on the Mount as well as Lewis Mumford, The American Way of Death.
The Odyssey Reader, by Birk and Birk, Ideas And Style