• Frank Furedi
  • Frank Furedi
  • Sociologist, commentator and author
Articles: First World War

Why the Armenian genocide still haunts the world

Many of the tensions of the Great War remain scarily unresolved.

The Great War: The first global jihad?

100 years on: How many saw the war as a means to spiritual salvation.

MH17: Our generation’s Franz Ferdinand moment?

Yes, there are similarities between July 2014 and July 1914 – but differences, too.

ISIS caliphate shows there’s still no end in sight to World War I

The conflicts unleashed in 1914 were not confined to the military sphere. They were also a battle of ideas and a clash of cultures.

Franz Ferdinand: the killing that changed everything?

It's too simplistic to say Ferdinand's assassination caused the Great War.

How the Great War laid waste to liberal education

The First World War unravelled adult authority over the next generation.

The Great War: its key battle isn’t over yet

The political crisis that provoked the First World War still haunts the West.

The Great War: a battle for meaning

It is historical idiocy to write off this war as 'incomprehensible slaughter'.

This row isn’t really about the First World War

How right and left have politicised the Great War’s centenary.