The Jordan B. Peterson Podcast #274 – Jordan Peterson & Michael Yon
Topics Discussed: War, Famine, Farmers, Pandemic.
Michael Yon is an American writer and photographer. He served in the Special Forces in the early-1980s, and he became a writer in the mid-1990s. He focused on military writing after the invasion of Iraq. Yon has been embedded on numerous occasions with American and British troops in Iraq, most prominently a deployment with the 1st Battalion, 24th Infantry Regiment (Deuce Four) of the 25th Infantry Division in Mosul, Iraq that ended in September 2005.
Books Mentioned in this Podcast with Jordan Peterson & Michael Yon:
Michael Yon: A Deep Dive into Global Protests and Civil Unrest
Lex Fridman engages in a thought-provoking dialogue with Michael Yon, a seasoned correspondent who brings a wealth of international experience. The conversation pivots around the surge of civil protests in Europe, offering a candid look into the dynamics of societal movements and the factors driving unrest in regions like the Netherlands.
The Nexus Between Famines and Pandemics
Yon begins with a stark revelation about the interconnectedness of famines and pandemics. He discusses the cascading effects of supply chain disruptions, leading to widespread starvation and, consequently, the emergence of pandemics. This cycle, he notes, has profound implications for global stability and health.
European Protests: The Untold Stories
Shifting focus to Europe, Yon delves into the civil protests, particularly in the Netherlands. He highlights the influence of movements like the Canadian truckers convoy and sheds light on the grassroots motivations driving these protests. The narrative offers a counterpoint to the often sanitized versions presented by mainstream media outlets.
A Life on the Frontlines: Michael Yon's Journey
Throughout the conversation, Yon's vast international experiences come to the fore. From being one of America's youngest Green Berets to covering the information war with China, his insights provide a unique lens through which to view global events. His perspective, honed through years of on-the-ground reporting, offers a valuable contribution to understanding the complexities of today's world.