Many articles link Gramsci and the Frankfurt School - as fellow travellers who thought similarly and were working to solve the same challenge: the destruction of Western Civilization.
Oh look, it's the huge fucking tell. Whatever can it mean?
What Peterson and others are claiming is that the founding father of post-modernist theory: Derida was a marxist who morphed into post-modernism as a way to achieve marxist ends. I've never read Neitsche, and so far no-one I've listened to has made any connection of Neitsche and post-modernism. In fact Peterson is quite a fan of Neitsche and argues that he has been greatly misunderstood. Neitsche will have to wait a while.
Do yourself a favour and read Derrida as well, because your guru clearly hasn't bothered.
Peterson also recommends
Nah. If the following is what your recommendation leaves you with:
Simply put modernism is the enlightenment belief in the individual, reason, liberal democracy and science. Modernism replaced European medievalism - which had run from approximately 400 CE to 1400 CE.
it's very hard to take seriously.
Sorry you seem to want to throw the free speech baby out with the fascist bath water. Big mistake.
Free speech is a concept, an ideal; like any such, it is open to instrumentalisation by the unscrupulous. Fascists pull this trick often enough; to paraphrase Sartre, they are prone to repeated acts of bad faith because their adversaries believe in words and they don't, as their aim is intimidation and not the exercise of rigorous argument. Concede there and you make it easier to concede anywhere else.
God, family and the nation along with faith in the individual is where I'm at.
So naturally, you came to a website run for and by atheists, not a small number of whom have seen abuses of family and nation up close and personal-like. Gotcha.
But I'll be sure to tell my wife I idolize her tonight - I think she'll be pleased!
If that's what it takes.