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.
I get hung up on these Jordan Peterson videos, watching what comes up next on the youtube channel. I've been recommending him to my friends, quoting things he's said. He's really smart and interesting.
I've been listening to his podcasts on my drive home from work. It's like a 30 minute meditation on psychology and mythology. I enjoy it and he gives plain, simple advice. As a bonus it helps me settle into a calm cruise in the middle lane and not be bothered by the traffic crazies.
I've never felt the need for a psychologist, but if I did I would want one like him. I would ask the person what he thinks of Peterson and his response would determine if I thought he could help me.
He's right. Kids aren't taught any history. They know nothing about what's happen before and what works and doesn't and they know nothing about how we got to where we are. Without any knowledge of what has happened before and what the results of it were, kids are susceptible to any kind of claptrap that is pushed on to them by sincere sounding professors.
They are taught at least three history lessons. The Crusades (bad), Sally Hemming (really bad), US slavery (really,really bad) and then it is brewed over a purging of Christianity and self reliance and finally topped of with a big helping of you deserve free stuff to offset the loss of critical thinking about the future.
Derrida differs from academic postmodernism in actually liking the system he criticizes, which is the only way it can work.
Guys will like Spurs (skip the preface written by somebody else), gals will like The Postcard.
As to logic, it's the generalization of Godel's proof that anything as big as mathematics is either inconsistent or incomplete; and Derrida goes through where that turns up in various thinkers about everything.
What you could call literary effects affect thinkers and that has effects. That's what Derrida teases out.
Later Derrida is about religion, which he really likes.
Jordan Peterson fearlessly presents the questions facing our world today and puts them in perspective with the past so we may anticipate potential actions that we help us "deal with it". He's a skilled communicator unlike the majority in his field who fall back on psycho babble to prove how knowledgeable they are. Economists without a brain take the same tactic: if you can't convince them, confuse them.
Anyway, as the others who have commented here, listening to Peterson refreshes me, makes life so much more sensible.