Although I enjoyed Jordan Peterson’s runaway bestseller 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos (2018), I thought it was needlessly long and complex. In Reclaiming Common Sense: Finding Truth in a Post-Truth World, Robert Curry offers a far simpler approach. It turns out there is just one rule for life and one antidote for chaos: common sense.
Despite the role that common sense played in Peterson’s various defenses against chaos, the subject did not appear in his index. This omission is the best argument for the necessity of Curry’s project. Everyone who has benefited from Peterson would benefit from reading this compact book.