• Frank Furedi
  • Frank Furedi
  • Sociologist, commentator and author

Fear today

Fearing fear itself

Once parents felt children needed a little fear to grow up well. Today they are desperately protective. What went wrong?

Academics need courage, not anonymity

You can’t fight for academic freedom from behind a pseudonym.

The first culture war

How the First World War sowed the seeds of identity politics.

Tragic that love of country is now off the syllabus

The politics of fear

Frank discusses his new book on the First Things podcast.

Why students feel so vulnerable

Encouraging the young to see themselves as fragile has had dire consequences.

Why we shouldn’t fear being alone

There can be glory in solitude.

The politicisation of identity

Why the demand for recognition has become so clamorous.

Why I’m sceptical about stories exposing Russian antics

The 'mini-cold war attitude' could make things worse with Russia.

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