BPC Bulletin: Publisher's Staff Protest Forthcoming Jordan Peterson Book (2)

News Reports and Commentary Selected by Franklin Carter of the Book and Periodical Council’s Freedom of Expression Committee.

December 2, 2020 - Last week, employees at Penguin Random House Canada protested the company’s decision to publish Jordan Peterson’s next book, Beyond Order: 12 More Rules for Life. But PRHC’s executives still plan to publish the book in early March.

A few more writers have expressed their opinions about the controversy.

COMMENTARY

In The Guardian, Nathan Robinson comments:

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2020/dec/02/jordan-peterson-opinions-publishers-book-contract

At EverythingZoomer.com, Ken Whyte comments:

https://www.everythingzoomer.com/zed-book-club/2020/12/01/why-jordan-petersons-new-rule-book-should-not-be-tossed/

In an interview on Freedom Pact, Michael Shermer comments:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2JPBYxb_qNs

In The Sydney Morning Herald, Julie Szego comments:

https://www.smh.com.au/national/when-a-publisher-s-staff-become-book-burners-cultures-itself-is-cancelled-20201127-p56iiy.html

On the DarkHorse Podcast, Bret Weinstein and Heather Heying comment:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5OrLW2usR0A

In The Sydney Morning Herald, Jason Steger comments:

https://www.smh.com.au/culture/books/publish-and-be-damned-don-t-publish-and-be-damned-20201126-p56iar.html

 

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