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.


Treating human beings as little more than carbon
spiked, 7 December 2009
As the Copenhagen summit starts, the rise of eco-Malthusianism shows the anti-human, future-fearing essence of climate-change alarmism.

New King Herods target babies as potential polluters
The Australian, 3 February 2009
The totalitarian impulse to control people's reproductive lives has received the blessing of sections of the political elite.

Why the British elite is so scared of babies
spiked, 2 February 2009
In arguing that it’s wrong to have too many kids, Jonathon Porritt has joined the eco-misanthropes who want to reduce human numbers.

Ignore this missive from our downbeat doctors
spiked, 28 July 2008
The British Medical Journal’s insistence that people should have fewer children speaks to our misanthropic, Malthusian, baby-fearing times.

David Cameron’s demographic determinism
spiked, 30 October 2007
In claiming the UK is overpopulated by migrants, the Tory leader has shown himself to be a fully paid-up member of the New Malthusians.

The end of Europe?
spiked, 13 August 2007
Blaming Europe’s decline on the fertility rates of fecund immigrants misses the point that the continent is politically, not physically, exhausted.

Really Bad Ideas: Population control
spiked, 18 June 2007
Alongside today’s respect for human life there is the increasingly popular idea that there is too much human life around, and that it is killing the planet.