Battle of the Titans – A debate between Jordan Peterson and Slavoj Žižek in Toronto

This past Good Friday eve, a crowd composed mostly of Gen-Xers and millennials filled the Sony Centre in downtown Toronto. They had travelled from as far away as Dublin, Austin, and Budapest to attend a much-hyped “duel of the century,” as one of the duelists called it. The debate, titled “Happiness: Marxism vs. Capitalism,” pitted Jordan Peterson against Slavoj Žižek, two of the West’s reigning public intellectuals. Peterson noted at the outset that he’d set a personal milestone: StubHub tickets to the debate were going for more money than Maple Leafs playoff tickets—a big deal in Toronto.