Nicholas Kohler’s article misrepresents the criticism levelled at Jordan Peterson’s followers, creating a smokescreen that allows for their failings to go unquestioned (“Jordan Peterson’s people,” Culture, June 2018). No, Peterson’s following is not made up entirely of white, alt-right men.
An itch of the throat, maybe; a tingle in the chest, it might’ve been, but not when the noise came from this bear, Er Shun, a diplomatic investment from China for whom the affliction was documented at 16:00 on Feb. 2, 2017, and investigated by zookeepers who took blood samples, considered listening to her lungs and were prepared to sedate her to examine her gastrointestinal tract.
To have nobody means to have no children, spouse or friend still alive. It is to have no church group to belong to, no neighbour to eat a sandwich with or sibling to come over. If someone has a mailman or even a hydro meter reader who says hello, that greeting is a connection, but when somebody has nobody, the option is 911.
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