Hi Raphael,

I appreciate your comment and your criticism. That said, I think that you have misunderstood the point of my article. Nowhere in my piece do I call him a Nazi, as you say. I explicitly make that distinction as I don’t want to attack Dr. Peterson’s character, only his methodology and conclusion. What I do bring up is that some people in America, and the world abroad, are Nazis. When dealing with such sensitive topics as those of Hitler and his motivations, we need to be as careful as possible to avoid unwittingly removing the genocide, of which the Nazis are undeniably guilty, from the ideology they promoted. I think that Peterson unintentionally does this by making a metaphysical argument that is not based on any documents or testimony, effectively eliminating the typical historical analysis methods from his work.

That is what I am criticizing, and I emphasize the importance of the historical techniques which have been improving for quite some time now.
Regarding your accusation that I took him out context, I don’t know what you mean by that. I watched his full lecture and linked it in this piece to avoid doing that very thing. Please understand that I was never attacking his character in this piece. I am a scholar first and foremost, and attacking his character would serve no purpose for my argument.

I hope this helps to answer your concerns and I hope that you have a nice day.

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