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.

risk and fear

The real roots of homegrown terrorism
spiked, 28 May 2013
Blaming shadowy Islamist groomers for ‘radicalising’ young Muslims ignores problems closer to home.

Moord als terreurperformance, 25 May 2013
In Woolwich kregen twee door zichzelf geobsedeerde moordenaars de erkenning die ze zochten, maar niet verdienden. Dat schrijft Frank Furedi. Hij is een gerenommeerd socioloog, en de auteur van 'Invitation to Terror: The Expanding Empire of the Unknown'. Deze bijdrage verscheen al in de Britse krant The Independent.

Woolwich murder: They killed, then they performed - these men should be starved of our attention
Independent, 23 May 2013
This was a horrific act of violence but it's important we don't over-react.

Savile inquiry shows that sometimes, there can be smoke without fire
The Australian, 27 April 2013
If there is any truth to the adage that there's no smoke without fire, a lot of people targeted by the police inquiry into historic crimes associated with Jimmy Savile are going to find their reputation has been torn to shreds.

Boston: what turns nice guys into nihilists?
spiked, 23 April 2013
It isn't the lure of foreign jihad but rather the confusions and self-loathing of Western society itself that can turn youngsters violent.

The Boston bombings: refusing to be terrorised
spiked, 17 April 2013
The spirit and solidarity shown by Bostonians confirms that while terrorism can kill people, it cannot kill community.

Ik ben misbruikt, niet getraumatiseerd
Trouw, 30 March 2013
Wilfred van de Poll in gesprek met Frank Furedi.

The paedophile - sick or criminal?
Independent, 18 March 2013
Last week the Catholic Archbishop of Durban claimed that paedophilia was a psychological ‘illness, not a criminal condition’

So, when is sex appropriate?
spiked, 4 March 2013
The current moral crusade against ‘inappropriate behaviour’ speaks to today's stultifying and prurient political culture.

The 20th anniversary of James Bulger’s death: a tragic episode and its shameful legacy
Independent, 12 February 2013
British society has become so morally distanced from childhood that it has lost the ability to make a moral distinction between it and adulthood.

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