Jordan Peterson, custodian of the patriarchy: He says there’s a crisis in masculinity; why won’t women — all these wives and witches — just behave? Tabatha Southey on the context of Jordan Peterson’s thoughts on “enforced monogamy”: Peterson talking about the importance of enforced monogamy isn’t alarming because it’s been taken out of context — it’s alarming precisely because of its context. Jeet Heer on Jordan Peterson’s tired old myths. Reconsider the lobster: Kate Manne reviews 12 Rules For Life: An Antidote to Chaos by Jordan Peterson. Jordan Peterson does not support “equality of opportunity”.

“One of the reasons that my colleague Jordan Peterson has become such a celebrity is that so many of his critics are so confused”: Joseph Heath on the basics of social constructivism. Bernard Schiff: I was Jordan Peterson’s strongest supporter — now I think he’s dangerous. From Current Affairs, questions from a comparative mythology exam: “Identify the principles of masculine order and feminine chaos”.


Erich Hatala Matthes (Wellesley): Who Owns Up to the Past? Heritage and Historical Injustice. Michael Weinman on Michelle Wolf, Sanders, and the scandal of “safe spaces”. Iran lists demands for staying in nuclear deal. Peace in Korea is still possible — just without America. Kim Jong Un is better off now than he was before Trump agreed to a summit. Trump’s and Bolton’s instincts form a toxic combination. Nicholas Zimmerman on why Washington insiders decide to leak. Nancy LeTourneau on why this administration is the leakiest. John Cassidy on how game theory explains the leaks in the Trump White House. Trump said protesting NFL players “shouldn’t be in this country” — we should take him seriously.


The Trump administration is quietly cracking down on documented immigrants. Trump promised to reshape America — he’s already told 1 million immigrants who had legal protections to get out. Trump made an immigration crackdown a priority — Jeff Sessions made it a reality. Trump’s approach to immigration didn’t come out of nowhere: “There’s like a pride in the fact that we are terrorizing these communities”. Trump calls some immigrants “animals”, adds, “We have to break up families”. This revealing anecdote unmasks Trump’s dehumanization game. Jacqueline Stevens on when migrants are treated like slaves. How the Haitian refugee crisis led to the indefinite detention of immigrants. Collide on the U.S. border: Francis Wilkinson on the ethics of helping or halting migrants in the desert.

ICE has become Trump’s personal bullying squad. Detained, then violated: 1,224 complaints reveal a staggering pattern of sexual abuse in immigration detention — half of those accused worked for ICE. Tina Vasquez on the new ICE age: An agency unleashed. It’s time to abolish ICE: A mass-deportation strike force is incompatible with democracy and human rights.

From Philosophical Foundations of Children’s and Family Law, ed. Elizabeth Brake and Lucinda Ferguson, Matthew J. Lister (Deakin): The Rights of Families and Children at the Border. Here’s how the government managed to lose track of 1,500 migrant children. Meredith Hoffman on what separating migrant families at the border actually looks like.

As ICE separates children from parents at the border, public outrage grows. Trump’s racist immigration policy is backfiring on Trump. Trump blames Democrats for his most horrifying immigration policy. The government is “not legally responsible” for losing nearly 1,500 refugee children.

Thread: “To state the less obvious: ‘Losing’ children under one's jurisdiction is almost certainly a criminal dereliction of duty, but because of the doctrine of qualified immunity, there is essentially no chance anyone will ever be prosecuted under US law for it”. “This is America”.

Rick Santorum blames asylum-seeking parents for 1,500 children who have gone missing. Try to guess who’s the least charitable toward refugees. “The 2020 GOP platform should be one sentence: ‘life begins at conception, ends at birth, brown people are not human, and cut taxes for business and the rich’”.

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