The Gender Scandal: Part One (Scandinavia) and Part Two (Canada)


PART 1: SCANDINAVIA Over the last few weeks, I have been in Oslo, twice; Helsinki, twice; Stockholm, twice; and Copenhagen, once. One of the trips to Stockholm was limited to press interviews and television (see here). The other six trips were part of my 12 Rules for Life tour,

The Gender Scandal: Part One (Scandinavia) and Part Two (Canada)2018-12-07T20:03:53+00:00

12 Rules Tour: Missive from Cambridge


The last two days in Cambridge were relentless, but in the best possible way. Tammy (my wife, who travels with me, and carefully ensures that I know where I am going now and what I am doing next) and I flew in early in the morning from Amsterdam after

12 Rules Tour: Missive from Cambridge2018-11-16T00:41:18+00:00

Notes on a dream in Oslo


So it’s 2:39 AM in Oslo, Norway. I woke up in a too-hot hotel room out of a fitful nightmare, which I can only partially remember. I haven’t had a dream that I could recall even that clearly in a very long period of time. The last one was about

Notes on a dream in Oslo2018-10-30T13:20:50+00:00

Trouble at the University of Amsterdam


The Dutch publisher of 12 Rules for Life made arrangements for me to speak at the University of Amsterdam on October 31 to about 300 students, hosted by the U of A's Room for Discussion. I am somewhat loath, let’s say, to appear at a University, feeling about it much

Trouble at the University of Amsterdam2018-11-08T05:52:24+00:00

Notes on my Kavanaugh Tweet


This week (October 5, 2018), I responded to a Twitter thread consisting of a conversation between Bret Weinstein, the American biologist and evolutionary theorist who was once (before the controversy) a professor at Evergreen College, and his brother Eric Weinstein, Managing Director at Thiel Capital, and the man who coined

Notes on my Kavanaugh Tweet2018-10-09T18:47:43+00:00

Durham City Council Purchases Unearned Virtue with the Currency of Denouncement


A few days ago (July 6, 2018) Mayor Pro Tempore Jillian Johnson and her colleagues on the Durham city council saw fit to release a statement on FaceBook concerning my upcoming 12 Rules for Life Tour appearance September 10 at the Performing Arts Center in their city. These are the

Durham City Council Purchases Unearned Virtue with the Currency of Denouncement2018-07-09T08:31:27+00:00

Kwakwaka’wakw controversy


Last week, Pankaj Mishra @nybooks offered his opinions about my life and my work in the New York Review of Books. He also touched upon my affiliation with Kwakwaka'wakw artist Charles Joseph ( Other journalists have since jumped on the bandwagon, so I thought I

Kwakwaka’wakw controversy2018-03-23T14:32:14+00:00
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