• Frank Furedi
  • Frank Furedi
  • Sociologist, commentator and author
Theme: education and culture

The hidden history of identity politics

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

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.

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.

The Therapeutic University

How medicalized language and the therapeutic culture came to dominate Anglo-American institutions of higher education.

Universities blame others for plagiarism. They need to look at themselves

Efforts to prevent student cheating have always been about universities being seen to be doing something but academia is part of the problem.

If you need a ‘detention director’ in your school you might be getting discipline wrong

Michaela Community School is hiring a 'detention director' but discipline is every educator's responsibility.

Bookish fools

The book has always been a sign of status and refinement; a declaration of self-worth – even for those who hate to read.

Neem het maar aan van een Dylanfan: de Nobelprijs verdient hij niet

Ik zou in de wolken moeten zijn nu Bob Dylan de Nobelprijs voor literatuur heeft gewonnen. Maar in werkelijkheid geeft het me een dubbel gevoel.

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