Maps of Meaning Audiobook

Q&A 05-01-2021

May 3rd, 2021|

I recently answered questions that were submitted on the social media platform – thinkspot is still in beta, and would greatly appreciate your participation. These answers were also released early on thinkspot, so if you want an earlier view of these Q&A’s you can see them on thinkspot a few days early. Some of these questions have been edited for concision and grouped together in order to answer the broader topic.

Sunday Times: Unedited Interview Transcript

February 2nd, 2021|

Jordan, Mikhaila, and the Interviewer:

Jordan 00:00

Well, thank you for being patient. I know we’ve put you off for a long time. That couldn’t be helped. But I’m actually very happy to be doing this. And I was, weirdly enough, I didn’t expect it, but I was looking forward to it.

Interviewer 00:14
Really? I wasn’t sure how do you feel about it. Is there an element of trepidation? Or?

Jordan 00:19
Well, definitely, there’s an element of trepidation because I would say the most stressful experiences I’ve had in the last five years, apart from being in the epicenter of various demonstrations, were …

Why I (stupidly (?)) agreed to an interview request from the Sunday Times

January 31st, 2021|

I was recently the subject of a Sunday Times cover story written by Decca Aitkenson. Non-subscribers who wish to read it can sign up for two free articles a week here.  I released the full audio of the interview on YouTube here so that anyone interested could find out for themselves what was actually said.

Given the tenor of the piece (very critical of me and even more of my daughter Mikhaila) and the fact that I have been subject to very similar unflattering coverage many times in the past it appears reasonable for even those inclined to …

Missives of Appalling Idiocy and Envy Embarrassing to Behold

June 16th, 2020|

So many messages of the type alluded to by the title of this article crossed my desk in the last fortnight that I found myself in the rare position of having too much content to easily record and communicate with pen and paper—a writer’s dream, if that content did not also simultaneously indicate both the tolling of the proverbial bell, and the fact that I am one of those for whom the death knell sounds.

I have observed the colleges and universities of the Western world devour themselves in a myriad of fatal errors over the last two decades, and take …