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

We need to talk about terrorism
spiked, 26 January 2016
The Prevent agenda is chilling classroom discussion.

Why are angry ranchers being called terrorists?
spiked, 11 January 2016
The indiscriminate use of the T-word is trivialising genuine terrorist acts.

The year the West terrorised itself
spiked, 22 December 2015
The West needs to beat Islamism on the battlefield of ideas.

After Paris: We must refuse to be terrorised
spiked, 16 November 2015
Fear is what they want; let’s not give them it.

Ten years after 7/7, they still don’t get it
spiked, 6 July 2015
The problem isn’t powerful jihadism – it’s the crisis of Western values.

Exploding the myth of radicalisation
spiked, 16 June 2015
Blaming some young Brits' attraction to ISIS on online grooming is a fudge.

ISIS’s very modern war on the past
spiked, 9 March 2015
It is not just the museum-destroying Islamic State that yearns for a Year Zero.

The myth of a slavery epidemic
spiked, 16 December 2014
Officialdom’s war on ‘modern slavery’ is built on pure fear and fantasy.

‘Wij creëren onze eigen monsters’
Knack, 27 August 2014
Interview with Frank Furedi. Western countries make it easy for the terrorists of Islamic State by being terrified. We overreact to life's difficulties. Where once they were seen as character-building, they are now seen as a signal to bring in the therapists. [pdf]

This gruesome video contains a message to Britain, too
spiked, 20 August 2014
What that barbaric beheading tells us about a crisis of Britishness.

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