• Frank Furedi
  • Frank Furedi
  • Sociologist, commentator and author
Theme: authority

1968: The birth of the new conformism

As the old order crumbled, an equally depoliticised new one took its place.

A revolt against deference

People aren’t rejecting truth – they’re rejecting the values of the elites.

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Interview with Kovács András.

How Trump triumphed in the battle for legitimacy

His victory speaks to an historic crisis of the American political class.

How ‘open borders’ became an illiberal cry

The West’s sanctification of diversity is segmenting society.

A project with no name

Why the EU can only define itself by what it disdains.

The spectre of democracy

Enlightenment thinkers were haunted by the reality of popular self-determination.

A crisis of Europe dressed up as a drama about migration

The migrant debate has exposed EU contempt for the public.

Individualism: a scapegoat for society’s ills

The attacks on individualism reflect the crisis of individual autonomy.

Bringing historical dimensions into the study of social problems

The social construction of authority.

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