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

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.

Walking out of consent classes… What’s wrong with ‘snowflake’ students these days?
Telegraph, 4 October 2016

Don’t turn university into a clinic
The Montréal Review, 30 September 2016

The vilification of controversy on college campuses
Heat Street, 26 September 2016

The end of argument
Prospect, 21 January 2016
Students are demanding to be protected from ideas they find offensive or just uncomfortable. Academics should stop indulging this idea; students should grow up.

Academic says students pulling down Rhodes statue is no better than ISIS wrecking temples
The Sun , 23 December 2015

Microaggression theory: an assault on everyday life
spiked, 23 November 2015
This crusade against unwitting racism is deeply divisive.

The death of free speech
Daily Mail, 31 October 2015
As Germaine Greer is branded 'transphobic' by student feminists, a top academic attacks the self-righteous zealots censoring history and literature and crushing debate in our universities.

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