Frank Furedi

Sociologist, commentator and author of Culture of Fear, Where Have All The Intellectuals Gone?, Paranoid Parenting, Therapy Culture, and On Tolerance: In Defence of Moral Independence.

academic freedom and free speech

Review: Not safe, just absurdly soft
The Australian, 17 January 2017
Nick Cater reviews What's Happened to the University?

Campuses are breaking apart into ‘safe spaces’
LA Times, 5 January 2017

Why Millennials are so fragile
Minding the campus, 2 January 2017

Free speech is at grave risk on university campuses
The Conversation, 21 November 2016

Review: Free thought under siege
Wall Street Journal, 9 November 2016
The battle over microaggressions going on at our universities is both a symptom and a cause of malaise and strife in society at large, writes Daniel Shuchman.

Cast out for criticising PC: the 21st-century inquisition
spiked, 2 November 2016
The punishment of NYU's Michael Rectenwald should worry us all.

The rise of safe space segregation
spiked, 25 October 2016
Campus identity politics has morphed into a new racialism.

Universities need to stop treating their students like children
Times Higher Education, 14 October 2016
Students are too often micromanaged and policed while on campus, and it needs to stop.

The Orwellian University
Prospect, 13 October 2016
Speech codes are now littered with words that are ambiguous and opaque.

Too many academics are now censoring themselves
Guardian, 11 October 2016
Whether it’s the Holocaust or A Midsummer Night’s Dream, lecturers should not have to tip-toe around issuing trigger warnings to stop students being distressed.

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