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u/Moneo · 11 pointsr/JordanPeterson

This article is a typical hit piece that uses several well known propaganda techniques to instill doubt into people. As someone who actually knew most of the things Peterson is talking about, from other sources, I can vouch for what Jordan Peterson says, the man is not a crank.

Here are some easily accessible materials that will cover many of his ideas:

Everything he says about the impact of biology on behavior:

>Robert Sapolsky's 2011 "Human Behavioral Biology" course from Stanford:

Everything he says about the denial of human nature by ideologues:

>Steven Pinker, "The Blank Slate: The Modern Denial of Human Nature": (Peterson actually mentions it at one point in his talks). (video of the author:

Everything he says about the corruption of the left wing utopians:

>Paul Johnson, "Intellectuals: From Marx and Tolstoy to Sartre and Chomsky" (videos of the author:,

>Roger Scruton, "Fools, Frauds and Firebrands: Thinkers of the New Left": (video of the author:

Everything he says about the virtues of Western Civilization:

>Niall Ferguson, "Civilization: The West and the Rest" (video of the author:

u/neuronius · 1 pointr/history

Civilization by Niall Ferguson
Sounds like this is what you're looking for. Hope this helps.
Amazon review: "Acclaimed historian Niall Ferguson argues that beginning in the fifteenth century, the West developed six powerful new concepts, or “killer applications”—competition, science, the rule of law, modern medicine, consumerism, and the work ethic—that the Rest lacked, allowing it to surge past all other competitors."

u/MetaMemeticMagician · 1 pointr/TheNewRight

Well anyways, here's a NRx reading list I'm slowly making my way through...



The Dark Enlightenment Defined*
The Dark Enlightenment Explained*
The Path to the Dark Enlightenment*
The Essence of the Dark Enlightenment*
An Introduction to Neoreaction*
Neoreaction for Dummies*

Reactionary Philosophy in a Nutshell*
The Dark Enlightenment – Nick Land*

The Neoreactionary Canon

The Cathedral Explained*

When Wish Replaces Thought Steven Goldberg *

Three Years of Hate – In Mala Fide***


The Decline

We are Doomed – John Derbyshire*
America Alone – Mark Steyn*
After America – Mark Steyn*
Death of the West – Pat Buchanan***
The Abolition of Britain – Peter Hitchens


Civil Society and Culture

Coming Apart – Charles Murray
Disuniting of America – Arthur Schlesinger
The Quest for Community – Robert Nisbet
Bowling Alone – Robert Putnam
Life at the Bottom – Theodore Dalrymple
Intellectuals and society – Thomas Sowell


Western Civilization

Civilization: The West and the Rest – Niall Ferguson
Culture Matters – Samuel Huntington
The Uniqueness of Western Civilization – Ricardo Duchesne



Mencius Moldbug is one of the more influential neoreactionaries. His blog, Unqualified Reservations, is required reading; if you have not read Moldbug, you do not understand modern politics or modern history. Start here for an overview of major concepts: Moldbuggery Condensed. Introduction to Moldbuggery has the Moldbug reading list. Start with Open Letter series, then simply go from the beginning.*



u/showmethestudy · 1 pointr/geopolitics

> If OP has time, there are two books that I would recommend:
> The Great War for Civilization (Niall Ferguson)
> Truman (Stephen McCullough)

Did you mean The Great War for Civilization or Civilization: The West and the Rest? I didn't see a book by that name by Ferguson.

u/wolfington12 · 1 pointr/atheism

Honestly, read Civilization by Niall Ferguson.

Excellent comparison of the fall of several empires with the US today.

The common trend, over-expansion, turning inward, eschewing science and progression.

The US is fucked.

u/sir_wankalot_here · 0 pointsr/DarkEnlightenment

> Ferguson and aftermath so far shows that cops CAN crack down on what was intended to be a serious racial uprising.

Cause a problem and then fix it, in the process take away more rights. Have morons like you cheer. Read naill Ferguson's book on Civilization, the weat and the rest. Western countries are going to enter a new form of feudalism. In the old form of feudalism Catholism ruled things, the new form of feudalism will be ruled by political correctness.