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.

politics and the economy

Six ways that the Miners’ Strike changed British politics forever
spiked, 3 March 2015
Thirty years on, how that uprising altered everything.

The year the culture wars went global
spiked, 23 December 2014
Turning geopolitics into a battlefield over values is a really bad idea.

25 years after the Berlin Wall fell, a Culture Wall has replaced it
spiked, 10 November 2014
Why the fall of the wall did not herald a new golden age of politics.

The Scottish referendum: don’t believe the hype
spiked, 22 September 2014
Challenging the myth that the referendum renewed UK democracy.

Europa en het populisme: Gehaktballen zijn politiek
De Groene Amsterdammer, 17 September 2014
Jean-Claude Juncker presenteerde vorige week een nieuwe, minder technocratische Europese Commissie. Dat is een goed idee, want miljoenen Europeanen reageren op de antidemocratische en technocratische regeringsstijl van de Europese oligarchie door het populisme te omarmen.

Where are the defenders of the union?
spiked, 8 September 2014
Scottish referendum: our leaders have gone AWOL from the battle of ideas.

Britain’s Shrinking Executive
The American Interest, 15 July 2014
Britain is leaping head first into the juridicalization of its politics. It will regret it.

The rise and rise of the boomerang generation
Daily Mail, 15 July 2014
Record number of young people still live with their parents as they struggle to buy a home. By Jack Doyle, political correspondent.

Stop pathologising people who vote for Eurosceptic parties
spiked, 27 May 2014
They aren’t just ‘protest voters’ or a mob – they’re searching for solidarity.

RIP Gabriel Kolko, a true free thinker
spiked, 20 May 2014
Why Kolko's work stirred the minds of my Sixties generation.

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