Updated: Aug 15
Video from Jordan B Peterson
Modern Times: Camille Paglia & Jordan B Peterson
"Dr. Camille Paglia is a well-known American intellectual and social critic. She has been a professor at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (where this discussion took place) since 1984. She is the author of seven books focusing on literature, visual art, music, and film history, among other topics. The most well-known of these is Sexual Personae (http://amzn.to/2xVGEEV), an expansion of her highly original doctoral thesis at Yale. The newest, Free Women, Free Men: Sex, Gender, Feminism, was published by Pantheon Books in March 2017 (http://amzn.to/2hGycTG). Dr. Paglia has been warning about the decline and corruption of the modern humanities for decades, and she is a serious critic of the postmodern ethos that currently dominates much of academia. Although she is a committed equity feminist, she firmly opposes the victim/oppressor narrative that dominates much of modern American and British feminism. In this wide-ranging discussion, we cover (among other topics) the pernicious influence of the French intellectuals of the 1970's on the American academy, the symbolic utility of religious tradition, the tendency toward intellectual conformity and linguistic camouflage among university careerists, the under-utilization of Carl Jung and his student, Erich Neumann, in literary criticism and the study of the humanities, and the demolition of the traditional roles and identity of men and women in the West." from video introduction
There is no doubt that humanity is yet again falling apart morally and spiritually. Yet God is in sovereign and providential control is at work. As Christians will we focus on Christ as the walls fall down or will we be focused on men, politicians and false prophets?
Jordan Peterson and Camille Paglia discuss their concerns about America.
Jordan Peterson is a Canadian clinical psychologist and a professor of psychology at the University of Toronto. His main areas of study are in abnormal, social, and personality psychology, with a particular interest in the psychology of religious and ideological belief.
Camilla Paglia is an American feminist academic and social critic. Paglia has been a professor at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, since 1984.
"Yet this Roman patriotism gradually eroded away¹⁴. As more and more issues lowered the overall satisfaction level of the populous, the mighty Roman Empire began to crumble. All of a sudden, individuality became more valuable than the common good.
Aren’t we seeing this in America right now? How many symbols of American heritage are being destroyed right before our eyes? How many American flags have been burned?¹⁵
This is perhaps the biggest sign of all that America is collapsing as the Romans did." from the article: 7 Revealing Ways America is Collapsing as Rome Did