On the Zizek-Peterson ‘debate’

Some folks have been complaining that the debate was disappointing — because it wasn’t a debate, or because the debaters don’t have sufficient intellectual integrity, or because they’re doomed to talk at cross purposes (or doomed to agree too much). To be honest, this debate seems to be interesting because it hews so closely to what Peterson and Zizek normally do — which is to say, Peterson uses vague and confused allusions to books he never read (and books he’s read part of but didn’t understand) to try to justify a conventional center-right conservative position in a way that sounds vaguely…