Listen to Peterson’s views before judging

first_imgYour April 27 editorial, “Allow free speech on campus,” encourages Skidmore College to allow Jordan Peterson to speak on campus. I applaud your position. However, you also say: “Many understandably find Peterson’s views reprehensible.” You note that one student claims “his thinly veiled racism, classism, misogyny and blatant trans phobia have no place at Skidmore College.”Neither your editor nor the student cites examples of Peterson’s “reprehensible” opinions. Both should read Peterson’s book “12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos.”   Two of his rules are: “Tell the truth —  or, at least don’t lie,” and “Assume that the person you are listening to might know something you don’t.” If our citizenry were to adhere to just these rules, our culture would be strengthened.Wouldn’t we all benefit from reasoned critiques of views with which we disagree instead of the current trend of trashing people? I realize that many politicians and much of our media resort to trashing rather than reasoning, but that can be changed by us.Richard EvansBurnt HillsMore from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?EDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationEDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsEDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homes Categories: Letters to the Editor, Opinionlast_img read more

Rea reigns in Spain with World Superbike title success

first_img Rea had only needed a top nine finish to ensure he became his nation’s first motorcycling world champion since 1968. The County Antrim 28-year-old finished behind England’s Tom Sykes, Welshman Chaz Davies and Michael van der Mark of Holland. Northern Ireland’s Jonathan Rea has won the World Superbike title after finishing fourth in the opening race in Jerez on Sunday. Ironically the race that sealed Rea’s title win also marked the first time he had finished off the podium in 21 races. Rae went on to also finish fourth in the second race of the afternoon, which was won by Davies. Rae told BBC Sport: “I cannot quite believe it – I have been waiting for this moment for such a long time. “It was a difficult race and on every lap I was thinking about the championship and I was really happy in the end.” Northern ireland great Joey Dunlop won the Formula One TT title in 1968, with Brian Reid winning the Formula Two title in the same year. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more