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.


Son of Saul: Hope amid the Holocaust
spiked, 8 March 2016
Frank Furedi on a brilliant film about one man’s search for meaning.

The crisis of attention
spiked, 26 February 2016
It’s not smartphones and Facebook that are making us permanently distracted.

The struggle to moralise capitalism
spiked, 25 January 2013
A fascinating exploration of the role of liberal intellectuals such as Milton Friedman and Friedrich Hayek in the rehabilitation of free-market ideology also exposes the crisis of liberalism in the modern era.

Review: Together: The Rituals, Pleasures and Politics of Cooperation
Times Higher Education, 2 February 2012
Informal links keep society strong but, Frank Furedi finds, we don't make them like we used to.

Review by Edward King
Sunday Times, 11 September 2011
The sociologist argues that in our modern multicultural world we have lost sight of what it means to be truly tolerant.

Review - The Origins of Political Order: From Prehuman Times to the French Revolution
Times Higher Education, 19 May 2011
A return to the beginning of history recasts the story of modernisation. Frank Furedi is enlightened.

Review: ‘The Least Worst Place’, by Karen Greenberg
Times Higher Education, 17 September 2009
So how did Guantanamo become “the world’s most notorious prison”? Principally as a result of a Washington-created public-relations own goal.

Book of the week: Our Nation Unhinged
Times Higher Education, 28 May 2009
Why did they do it? Frank Furedi on the erosion of civil rights in the post-9/11 US.

Civic War and the Corruption of the Citizen
Times Higher Education, 12 February 2009
Book review: Peter Meyers' search for the answer to the question of when the war against terrorism began represents a noble attempt to engage with the confusing state of contemporary international relations.

The rise and rise of the New Malthusianism
spiked, 30 May 2008
Fatal Misconception is a thorough study of the history of the population-control lobby – but it fatally underestimates how influential the new green-leaning Malthusianism has become.

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