Peter Hughes

Peter Hughes

Peter Hughes is a philosopher, psychologist, writer and entrepreneur living in the UK. His new book is A History of Love and Hate in 21 Statues.

The Temptations of Tyranny

The Temptations of Tyranny

When Shigalyov, one of the revolutionaries in Dostoevsky’s Demons, lays out his “system of world organization,” he admits that he got “entangled in my own data.” Confronted with the brutal logic of his idealism, he is forced to concede that his conclusion “directly contradicts the original idea from which

Peter Hughes
Peter Hughes
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The Purity Paradox: How Tolerance and Intolerance Increase at the Same Time

The Purity Paradox: How Tolerance and Intolerance Increase at the Same Time

How can intolerance be increasing when Western democracies are demonstrably more tolerant of historically marginalised identities than at any point in their history? It is, according to Douglas Murray, “a curiosity of the age” that as racial and sexual tolerance “at the very least appears to be better than it

Peter Hughes
Peter Hughes
6 min read
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