I first heard of this debate on a recent Ezra Klein podcast episode where Klein's guest basically portrayed it as an "easy take-down" of Peterson by Žižek. However, after watching, my biggest takeaways are just how un-debate-like it was at all and how much the two agreed: there are pervasive economic and social problems, the solutions are not simple, and political correctness is not the answer. Even where there was real difference — a kind of "chicken and egg" problem regarding the social vs. the individual — the fact is they still agreed that both domains are critical for human flourishing, regardless of which comes first.

The second half, especially, is fun to watch as the two respectfully play off one another with virtually no prompting from the mediator.