• Frank Furedi
  • Frank Furedi
  • Sociologist, commentator and author
Theme: therapy culture

A quack’s way to build the recovery

The government plan to offer recession therapy just makes victims of us.

Our fascination with Jade’s grim reality

Is it the public nature of her dying or is there something about Jade Goody that means we cannot look away? By Margarette Driscoll and Kevin Dowling.

Phobias: in Greek

There is something rotten in the trend to label political or cultural views as 'phobias' that must be treated. Essay republished in Issue 5 of the Greek bi-monthly magazine monkie.

Pursuit of happiness is personal

Wellbeing crusaders have turned a private emotion into a public policy issue.

Fake Holocaust memoirs: history as therapy

In an era when suffering is celebrated and we all must ‘Believe the Victim’, is it any wonder people make up wild stories about wolves and Nazis?

Think positive

Richard Schoch on whether children should be taught how to be happy.

Are ‘terrorist groomers’ warping our kids?

In turning terrorism into a child protection issue, where we must shield fragile youth from sleazy al-Qaeda, Britain has abandoned the battle of ideas.

A tyranny of experts

In outsourcing their authority to international institutions, governments are bypassing the democratic process and reducing their publics to simpletons who must be guided by Enlightened Ones.

Really Bad Ideas: Phobias

There is something rotten in the trend to label political or cultural views as 'phobias' that must be treated

An emotional striptease

Ignore those publishers who claim ‘misery memoirs’ are popular because they tell life-affirming stories of survival. In truth, these books are a voyeur’s wet dream

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