• Frank Furedi
  • Frank Furedi
  • Sociologist, commentator and author
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Is nothing private anymore?

We know how to deal with the old forms of state interference and surveillance, he argues, but if it involves the private sphere - especially children - ‘we roll over’. Everything in the public sphere is then blamed on the private, as UK prime minister David Cameron illustrates with his claim that ‘dysfunctional families’ apparently cause every social ill.

The other speakers in this debate, chaired by Claire Fox of the Institute of Ideas, are David Aaronovitch, columnist for The Times; entrepreneur and author Andrew Keen; writer and cabaret artiste Ursula Martinez; and Christine Rosen of the New America Foundation.

Watch the debate taster here.

The full debate is available on WORLDbytes, both as a video and an audio podcast.

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