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  • He is speaking so often now, and what he says is so closely scrutinized by supporters and detractors alike, that he fears one inartfully phrased remark could be used to pull him down from his new perch.

    January 18, 2018

  • At the same time, health problems that have long plagued him, including bouts of debilitating fatigue, have resurfaced.

    January 18, 2018

  • It would be hard to ferret out anything to protest in these pages.

    transitive v. To uncover and bring to light by searching. Often used with out: "Their work merely points the way for others to ferret out the core components of all proteins” ( Natalie Angier).

    January 18, 2018

  • On the table in his den is a copy of his new book, 12 Rules for Life.

    January 18, 2018

  • Pepe is a smirking cartoon frog that was originally conceived as an innocent illustration but has been appropriated as a tongue-in-cheek icon by aggressively pro-Trump types.

    January 18, 2018

  • His frenetic, freewheeling approach is the antithesis of a rehearsed TED talk.

    January 18, 2018

  • His audience likes the no-frills urgency, the sense that he’s digging to the heart of impossibly complex conundrums, the feeling that they’re observing a bona fide philosopher sweat out the truth under pressure.

    sweat out Slang To endure anxiously: sweat out an exam.

    sweat out Slang To await (something) anxiously: sweat out one's final grades.

    January 18, 2018

  • He’s lost the beard he sported in years past, along with a lot of weight — 50 pounds, he says, since he changed his diet and stopped taking antidepressants.

    transitive v. To display or show off: "His shoes sported elevated heels” ( Truman Capote).

    January 18, 2018

  • In the early 2000s, Peterson began buying these paintings on eBay because the irony of bidding for communist agitprop on the most capitalist marketplace ever devised was too delicious to resist. But he also bought them to remind himself of how glorious utopian visions often descend into unspeakable horror.

    January 18, 2018

  • Peterson was quick to shut down students who used "facile ideological arguments" from either end of the political spectrum. "He would dispatch them readily and was unafraid to do so," Hurwitz says.

    January 18, 2018

  • Hurwitz thinks Peterson’s knack for extracting life lessons from lofty concepts helps account for his appeal.

    January 18, 2018

  • Hurwitz thinks Peterson’s knack for extracting life lessons from lofty concepts helps account for his appeal.

    January 18, 2018

  • aad, a professor of marketing at Concordia University, has likewise sparked the ire of some on the left with his critiques of feminism and Islam.

    January 18, 2018

  • He believes that the humanities and the social sciences in particular have become corrupted — a term he employs with relish — by left-wing ideology, and that they are failing to adequately educate students.

    January 18, 2018

  • There is Peterson-inspired fan art, including a painting of him arguing with transgender students and an old-fashioned medicine label for "Dr. Peterson’s Sort Yourself Out Syrup," which purports to cure, among other ailments, "identity politics" and "bloody postmodernism."

    January 18, 2018

  • That tipped off the rest of the news media, which prompted a pro-Peterson rally where Peterson attempted to speak while activists tried to drown him out with chanting and white noise.

    January 18, 2018

  • Peterson considers such laws anathema to free speech and makes the case, as a number of other psychologists have, that measures of implicit bias are based on shaky science.

    January 18, 2018

  • He is nattily attired in a white dress shirt with rolled-up sleeves and dark red suspenders.

    January 18, 2018

  • That may be, in part, because he is an old-fashioned generalist, more interested in understanding the connective tissue between seemingly disparate ideas than in tilling a small patch of disciplinary soil.

    Till: transitive v. To prepare (land) for the raising of crops, as by plowing and harrowing; cultivate.

    https://www.chronicle.com/article/whats-so-dangerous-about/242256

    January 18, 2018

  • He also offered occasional commentary on public television in Ontario, sometimes while wearing a fedora.

    January 18, 2018

  • When that moment came, though, he found he wasn’t emotionally up to the task.

    January 18, 2018

  • A few others chimed in with praise, but the response was mostly crickets.

    January 18, 2018

  • Over time, though, he found that he didn’t respect his fellow activists, who struck him as perpetually aggrieved and suspiciously underemployed. "They had no career, frequently, and no family, no completed education — nothing but ideology," he writes.

    January 18, 2018

  • It does not zero in on a phenomenon or stake out unclaimed ground in a subfield.

    January 18, 2018

  • It does not zero in on a phenomenon or stake out unclaimed ground in a subfield.

    January 18, 2018

  • It was not the sort of book that a psychological researcher following the well-trod path to academic success would take on.

    January 18, 2018

  • When he wasn’t conducting studies on the genetic predisposition for addictive behavior, he was plugging away on a side project that would become his manifesto: Maps of Meaning: The Architecture of Belief. He worked on that manuscript, he says, three hours a day for 15 years, rewriting it scores of times.

    January 18, 2018

  • There’s also the avuncular Peterson, the one who dispenses self-help lessons aimed at aimless young people, and to that end has written a new book of encouragement and admonition, 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos (Random House Canada).

    January 18, 2018

  • The Devil rose to his feet and planted himself opposite.

    January 18, 2018

  • Satan groped his way back to his seat, bleeding from his stump neck

    January 18, 2018

  • Satan ran around fumbling at his neck like a headless chicken as the Devil inspected the tear in his cape through the gaping hole in his stomach, resting on the ground.

    January 18, 2018

  • Satan grabbed the Devil by his cape, and the two rolled tumultuously about the room.

    January 18, 2018

  • Lucifer gripped the bridge of his nose in frustration, then slammed his fists down on the brimstone table.

    January 18, 2018

  • This past year, I burdened the English-speaking world with my very own translation of the New Testament – a project that I undertook at the behest of my editor at Yale University Press, but that I agreed to almost in the instant that it was proposed.

    January 10, 2018

  • A bank might run afoul of privacy laws as a result

    January 10, 2018

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