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.

education and culture

Switch off your kids’ phones and let them play outside
spiked, 11 January 2018
The problem isn't ‘smartphone addiction’ – it’s that kids are coddled.

No patrimony
First Things, 10 January 2018
Why adulthood depends on the authority of the past.

The fantasy of the ‘youthquake’
spiked, 23 December 2017
The 2017 youth rebellion is a figment of observers’ imaginations.

The hidden history of identity politics
spiked, 1 December 2017
How a revolt against the Enlightenment came to dominate public life.

You can’t fine your way to free speech
spiked, 19 October 2017
Government plans to punish censorious universities miss the point.

The long plight of the right on campus
Minding The Campus, 10 October 2017

Why cheating has become the norm
spiked, 10 October 2017
The rise of ‘essay mills’ reflects the commodification of university.

Taking out a patent on culture
Areo Magazine, 17 July 2017
Calls to destroy a painting by a white artist, Dana Schutz, of a black victim of a lynch mob hanging in the Whitney Museum illustrates that for many, even artistic freedom has become a negotiable commodity in the crusade against cultural appropriation.

The Therapeutic University
The American Interest, 8 March 2017
How medicalized language and the therapeutic culture came to dominate Anglo-American institutions of higher education.

Universities blame others for plagiarism. They need to look at themselves
Guardian, 27 February 2017
Efforts to prevent student cheating have always been about universities being seen to be doing something but academia is part of the problem.

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