• Frank Furedi
  • Frank Furedi
  • Sociologist, commentator and author
Theme: moral crusades

The moral lynching of Barbara Hewson

The crusade against the ‘whore’ Hewson after she criticised Operation Yewtree confirms that the paedophile panic rips apart rational debate.

After Savile: policing as entertainment

Operation Yewtree isn’t about solving crime – it’s more like a reality TV format where the police’s aim is to thrill the paedo-fearing public.

‘If you question the Savile crusade, you’re seen as evil’

Frank Furedi on his new book about Jimmy Savile, and why it's so hard, but so important, to challenge the moral crusade on child abuse.

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