• Frank Furedi
  • Frank Furedi
  • Sociologist, commentator and author
Articles

The hidden history of identity politics

How a revolt against the Enlightenment came to dominate public life.

The meaninglessness of Charles Manson

Forget this fame-hungry psychopath. Remember his victims.

The rise of duty-free politics

Boris’s Iran blunder reveals a political class with no sense of service.

You can’t fine your way to free speech

Government plans to punish censorious universities miss the point.

The long plight of the right on campus

Why cheating has become the norm

The rise of ‘essay mills’ reflects the commodification of university.

Why I wrote a radical democratic defence of populism

Whiteness: a nonsense category

Whiteness’ is as irrational an idea as white superiority itself.

A radical life

Frank Furedi talks to Tom Slater about Stalinist Hungary, Sixties radicalism, revolutionary communism and Brexit.

Taking out a patent on culture

Calls to destroy a painting by a white artist, Dana Schutz, of a black victim of a lynch mob hanging in the Whitney Museum illustrates that for many, even artistic freedom has become a negotiable commodity in the crusade against cultural appropriation.

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