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.

speeches and lectures

Can humanity live without borders?
spiked, 25 April 2016
There is little enlightened about being ‘post-borders’ today.

Is nothing private anymore?
spiked, 24 January 2014
In this debate taster, filmed at the Battle of Ideas festival on 19 October 2013, Frank Furedi explains that the destruction of the private sphere leads to the implosion of the public sphere.

What is humanism? (Part 2)
WORLDbytes, 24 September 2013
In the second part of his alternative lecture, Frank Furedi contrasts the robust humanist view of people with the modern obsession with vulnerability.

‘Big History’: the annihilation of human agency
spiked, 24 July 2013
Meet the historians who treat mankind as the passive voyeur of the passing of time.

Does man make history, or does history make man?
spiked, 15 November 2012
Marx’s understanding of the relationship between man and history has been completely warped by increasingly deterministic Marxists.

Lecture: Leadership, liberty and the crisis of authority
Centre for Independent Studies, 13 December 2011
Frank Furedi gives the 2011 John Bonython Lecture to the Centre for Independent Studies.