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

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.

From Orlando to Yorkshire: the quest for meaning

Why it’s wrong to use violent acts to bolster your political standing.

We need to talk about terrorism

The Prevent agenda is chilling classroom discussion.

Why are angry ranchers being called terrorists?

The indiscriminate use of the T-word is trivialising genuine terrorist acts.

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