Posted on March 27, 2019 at 10:00 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek
Controversial academic Jordan Peterson’s self-help book is back in New Zealand bookstores — though not on its websites.
The chain Whitcoulls removed the book after the Christchurch mosque shootings, citing “some extremely disturbing material being circulated prior, during and after the Christchurch attacks.”
This morning, Peterson announced that 12 Rules for Life was back on the shelves; the Guardian reports that his supporters had protested the removal, called for a boycott of the store, and challenged the continued sale of other books, such as Mein Kampf.
Whitcoulls has not commented on the recent decision, though it did remove a book explaining how to turn semi-automatic assault rifles into fully automatic weapons in response to a newspaper’s questions about it.
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