• Frank Furedi
  • Frank Furedi
  • Sociologist, commentator and author
Articles: education and culture

Don’t blame the young for thinking JFK’s assassination sparked WWI - they’ve been tragically failed

Switch off your kids’ phones and let them play outside

The problem isn't ‘smartphone addiction’ – it’s that kids are coddled.

No patrimony

Why adulthood depends on the authority of the past.

The fantasy of the ‘youthquake’

The 2017 youth rebellion is a figment of observers’ imaginations.

The hidden history of identity politics

How a revolt against the Enlightenment came to dominate public life.

You can’t fine your way to free speech

Government plans to punish censorious universities miss the point.

The long plight of the right on campus

Why cheating has become the norm

The rise of ‘essay mills’ reflects the commodification of university.

Taking out a patent on culture

Calls to destroy a painting by a white artist, Dana Schutz, of a black victim of a lynch mob hanging in the Whitney Museum illustrates that for many, even artistic freedom has become a negotiable commodity in the crusade against cultural appropriation.

The Therapeutic University

How medicalized language and the therapeutic culture came to dominate Anglo-American institutions of higher education.

next >