Author Archives for Steve Peters

Moral Cruelty and the Left.

June 19, 2020 2:11 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

A really excellent piece from Blake Smith on Judith Shklar’s 1989 essay, “The Liberalism Of Fear“.   Everywhere around us, people are acting cruelly in the name of eradicating physical harm and arbitrary power. Anyone working in a university, cultural institution,...read more...


The taste gap.

June 19, 2020 12:32 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

An absolute gem from Ira Glass on the the challenges of starting out doing creative work. All of us who do creative work, we get into it because we have good taste. But there is this gap. For the first...read more...


Stories and Data.

June 18, 2020 6:26 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

At this early stage (forthrig.ht is currently 3 days old), 5 of the 12 posts on this website, almost 50%, concern racism. There’s nothing wrong with this of course, except the fact that my intention wasn’t really to touch on...read more...


Is your mind out of shape?

June 17, 2020 3:11 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

It’s difficult to imagine now, but there was a time when physical exercise seemed totally bizarre. It would have been completely unimaginable that someone would choose to spend an hour a day moving heavy weights or running in place or...read more...