Jordan Peterson and “The Gulag Archipelago”

I have finished listening to “The Gulag Archipelago”

But at the conclusion of the book there is an interview and discussion between Solzhenitsyn’s son, who narrated the book, and Canadian psychologist, Jordan Peterson.

I will continue listening to it even though there is real danger that my view of the book will be further coloured and diminished by Peterson’s attempt to appropriate the book in support of his world view and ideology.

A world view and ideology that I have no time for, quite frankly. And, yes, I have read Peterson’s book “12 Rules for Life: An Antidote for Chaos” and understand the views and rules he argues for.

In the interests of not being accused of turning my mind away from, or against, views with which I do not agree, I will continue the remaining 40 minutes or so and listen to him trying to rewrite Solzhenitsyn’s work and put his own spin on it.

Check out the Gulag Archipelago here.