• Frank Furedi
  • Frank Furedi
  • Sociologist, commentator and author
Articles: politics and the economy

The Scottish referendum: don’t believe the hype

Challenging the myth that the referendum renewed UK democracy.

Europa en het populisme: Gehaktballen zijn politiek

Jean-Claude Juncker presenteerde vorige week een nieuwe, minder technocratische Europese Commissie. Dat is een goed idee, want miljoenen Europeanen reageren op de antidemocratische en technocratische regeringsstijl van de Europese oligarchie door het populisme te omarmen.

Where are the defenders of the union?

Scottish referendum: our leaders have gone AWOL from the battle of ideas.

Britain’s Shrinking Executive

Britain is leaping head first into the juridicalization of its politics. It will regret it.

Stop pathologising people who vote for Eurosceptic parties

They aren’t just ‘protest voters’ or a mob – they’re searching for solidarity.

RIP Gabriel Kolko, a true free thinker

Why Kolko's work stirred the minds of my Sixties generation.

Ukraine: the Culture Wars turn bloody

The instability in Ukraine is a product of a West-v-East battle over values.

Why the propaganda war on UKIP has failed

Farage’s popularity exposes the aloofness of the political class.

The infantile diplomacy behind demonising Russia

The self-righteousness of the West’s new Russia-bashers is astonishing.

Who’s to blame for the unravelling of Ukraine?

Thoughtless Western interference is pushing Ukraine to the brink.

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