I’m going with a friend to see Jordan Peterson speak in San Francisco on Thursday. This morning when I was surfing YouTube, I found a 4-minute segment in which he had an interaction with an audience member in Australia.

I particularly liked the way he didn’t simply ignore the insult and go on to answer her question. Instead, he insisted that she ask the question without the insult. To her credit, she did.

The whole thing reminded me of an interaction I had had in Monterey in 2004 with a local California politician who, a few years after this interaction, became a much more powerful California politician. Here’s my reporting on that interaction. The title is the one I chose. I based the title on this book. The title in the link is one that I did not choose.