BPC Bulletin: Publisher's Staff Protest Forthcoming Jordan Peterson Book
At Penguin Random House Canada, employees have protested the book company’s decision to publish Jordan Peterson’s next book, Beyond Order: 12 More Rules for Life.
At a meeting on November 23, 2020, the anonymous employees said that PRHC shouldn’t give Peterson a platform because of his popularity with the “far right.” Some employees reportedly wept.
PRHC’s executives support the book and plan to publish it in early March.
Peterson is a professor of psychology at the University of Toronto. He has taught at McGill University and Harvard University.
The National Post reports:
In the Toronto Sun, Bryan Passifiume reports:
At Vice, Manisha Krishnan reports:
In The Guardian, Alison Flood reports:
At the Flamborough Review, Bruce DeMara reports:
In The Bookseller, Tamsin Hackett reports the publishing details:
In the National Post, Rex Murphy comments:
In Reason, Robby Soave writes:
At Russia Today, Damian Wilson comments:
In The Spectator, Cockburn names five Penguin Random House books that the company’s aggrieved employees also might want to consign to the flames:
In the National Review, Madeleine Kearns briefly comments:
Thanks go to David Kent who provided the news tip.
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