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 fear of populism is really a fear of the masses’
spiked, 14 June 2018
Frank Furedi discusses his new book, How Fear Works.

El miedo a vivir con nosotros mismos o la sociedad medicalizada
Disidentia, 10 May 2018

Loneliness can’t be ‘cured’. We must learn to find value in solitude
Guardian, 25 April 2018
Instead of medicalising loneliness and calling it an epidemic, we need to find better ways of engaging with ourselves.

The meaninglessness of Charles Manson
spiked, 21 November 2017
Forget this fame-hungry psychopath. Remember his victims.

Don’t play with fire
spiked, 26 June 2017
The evacuation of tower blocks is a foolish, fearful policy.

Masood’s motives? We may never know
spiked, 28 March 2017
We should be careful not to endow his violence with meaning.

Interview: ‘Despite fear, we should focus on the positives’
Deutsche Welle, 22 December 2016
While some Germans fear more violence, the Berlin attack has prompted others to show they won't be intimidated. This attitude helps to build resilience in society, says renowned sociologist Frank Furedi.

Clownpocalypse: urban legends in the internet age
spiked, 12 October 2016
What the global clown panic tells us about the politics of fear.

It will take more than boot camps to tackle terrorism
spiked, 19 September 2016
Why France’s de-radicalisation centres won’t stem the new jihadism.

Terrorism is not a mental health issue
spiked, 9 August 2016
The source of terrorism lies in our cultural pessimism, not our heads.

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