Commonwealth Policy Center

Jordan Peterson is a popular author and speaker whose book 12 Rules of Life sold over three million copies. Now his new book 12 More Rules for Life is set to be released in March 2021, but several of the staff at Penguin Random House publishing who identify as LGBT want to block it. Several members at the publishing house confronted the management in an emotional town hall and smeared Peterson as “an icon of hate speech and transphobia” and called him and “an icon of white supremacy.” This is far from the truth. They simply disagree with Peterson’s worldview. These staffers’ livelihoods depend on free speech. But they aren’t willing to extend the same privilege to Peterson. And such intolerance and vindictiveness is a threat to everyone’s freedom of speech.