In officially endorsing same-sex marriage, Obama is signalling that the Democratic Party now has little interest in its old blue-collar supporters.
Charles Murray’s new book is a valiant effort to explain why America's upper classes are now so hollow and defensive, and incapable of marshalling the moral resources to lead society.
Far too many people appear to regard the Toulouse tragedy as an opportunity to attack their opponent in the culture war enveloping Europe.
Informal links keep society strong but, Frank Furedi finds, we don't make them like we used to.
Volunteering has been turned into an institution that is promoted on the grounds of its benefits for the volunteer and for the community, and its meaning has been thoroughly transformed.
A scoping paper by Frank Furedi, commissioned by JRF for a potential new programme on 'Rights, responsibilities, risk and regulation'.
The PM's post-riots promise of more intervention into troubled families is mad – it is precisely such intervention that devastated parental authority.
Cameron's call to turn around 120,000 troubled families represents an excellent example of what can most accurately be described as a fantasy policy.
The elite’s claim that this was just another facet of the ‘culture of greed’ shows how incapable they are of addressing urban implosion.
The riots that erupted in Tottenham, north London, and then spread to other parts of this metropolis before erupting in other English cities are the consequence of a unique form of community disintegration.