• Frank Furedi
  • Frank Furedi
  • Sociologist, commentator and author
Articles: risk and fear

‘The fear of populism is really a fear of the masses’

Frank Furedi discusses his new book, How Fear Works.

El miedo a vivir con nosotros mismos o la sociedad medicalizada

Loneliness can’t be ‘cured’. We must learn to find value in solitude

Instead of medicalising loneliness and calling it an epidemic, we need to find better ways of engaging with ourselves.

The meaninglessness of Charles Manson

Forget this fame-hungry psychopath. Remember his victims.

Don’t play with fire

The evacuation of tower blocks is a foolish, fearful policy.

Masood’s motives? We may never know

We should be careful not to endow his violence with meaning.

Interview: ‘Despite fear, we should focus on the positives’

While some Germans fear more violence, the Berlin attack has prompted others to show they won't be intimidated. This attitude helps to build resilience in society, says renowned sociologist Frank Furedi.

Clownpocalypse: urban legends in the internet age

What the global clown panic tells us about the politics of fear.

It will take more than boot camps to tackle terrorism

Why France’s de-radicalisation centres won’t stem the new jihadism.

Terrorism is not a mental health issue

The source of terrorism lies in our cultural pessimism, not our heads.

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