Jordan Peterson and Camille Paglia in conversation

Dr. Paglia has been warning about the decline and corruption of the modern humanities for decades, and she is a serious critic of the postmodern ethos that currently dominates much of academia. Although she is a committed equity feminist, she firmly opposes the victim/oppressor narrative that dominates much of modern American and British feminism.

In this wide-ranging discussion, we cover (among other topics) the pernicious influence of the French intellectuals of the 1970’s on the American academy, the symbolic utility of religious tradition, the tendency toward intellectual conformity and linguistic camouflage among university careerists, the under-utilization of Carl Jung and his student, Erich Neumann, in literary criticism and the study of the humanities, and the demolition of the traditional roles and identity of men and women in the West.

h/t FF

  • Waffle

    What a treat!! Thanks for posting.

    • Ed

      Yes, wonderful.

  • ntt1

    make a pot of tea and settle in for the whole thing, here is a pair of the best minds around today. I think they are absolutely right but I wonder if its possible to right the ship I certainly hope so and its People like hurricane Camille and Professor Peterson who are going to be vital . He stated that correction must come from Women themselves and I would agree as state action, however unlikely in todays age, would be a greater evil in the long run.

    • Surele Surele

      It took me and my husband about three hours to watch it on Friday night: much pausing and discussing, and rewinding. What a duo of magnificent humans.