Child abuse panic
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The Counter-Leveson Inquiry
Review of Books
Dr Michael Fitzpatrick
articles by Frank Furedi
Tuesday 3 December 2013
Pisa: top of the class for dumbing down
The OECD’s international league table of education teaches us nothing.
Monday 25 November 2013
‘Slavery’ in London: an hysterical morality tale
We denigrate history’s victims of slavery with our misuse of the s-word.
Tuesday 12 November 2013
then and now
75 years on, are Jews once again being treated as ‘different’?
Thursday 7 November 2013
Making suspicious minds mandatory
Criminalising people who fail to report suspicions of child abuse will poison social relations.
Monday 14 October 2013
Schoolkids: prisoners of their genes?
Let’s bash the idea that some kids aren’t genetically cut out for learning.
Tuesday 8 October 2013
The intolerant crusade against circumcision
In the name of child protection, anti-faith zealots are attacking a way of life.
Monday 30 September 2013
In defence of privacy
Anyone who values freedom must resist the assault on private and family life.
Tuesday 24 September 2013
What is humanism? Part two
In the second part of his alternative lecture, Frank Furedi contrasts the robust humanist view of people with the modern obsession with vulnerability.
Friday 20 September 2013
The real clash is
Twenty years on, Samuel Huntington’s seminal essay remains misunderstood.
Tuesday 10 September 2013
Cutting a pound of flesh from Shakespeare
The Merchant of Venice
to ‘tackle its anti-Semitism’ is a very foolish endeavour.
Monday 9 September 2013
Keep the scourge of scientism out of schools
Why evidence-based teaching methods are a bad idea.
Tuesday 3 September 2013
Debateophobia: a fear of free and frank discussion
Branding one's political opponents as 'phobic' is a sly and illiberal tactic.
Tuesday 13 August 2013
You’re right-wing? You must be stupid
Frank Furedi on how conservatism came to be treated as a mental deficiency.
Tuesday 6 August 2013
What is humanism?
In part one of his alternative lecture, Frank Furedi reveals the history of humanist ideas and the rise of their anti-human opposite: determinism.
Wednesday 31 July 2013
The new heart of darkness: Faversham
Great – my hometown is the latest focus of TV’s search for human depravity.
Wednesday 24 July 2013
‘Big History’: the annihilation of human agency
Meet the historians who treat mankind as the passive voyeur of the passing of time.
Wednesday 3 July 2013
I don’t want to have my awareness raised, thanks
Hands up if you're fed up of experts thinking they're more 'aware' than us plebs.
Saturday 29 June 2013
Rudd v Gillard: the face of things to come
The bloodless coup against Gillard isn't a peculiarly Oz phenomenon – across the West politics is becoming more oligarchical and bitchy.
Monday 10 June 2013
Govephobia: the malady sweeping right-on Britain
Saying ‘I hate Michael Gove’ now works as a kind of password that grants one entry into the inner circle of polite society. Why has this happened?
Tuesday 28 May 2013
The real roots of
Blaming shadowy Islamist groomers for ‘radicalising’ young Muslims ignores problems closer to home.
5 December 2013
Britain’s elites prefer migrants to the masses
5 December 2013
Who wants to be an ‘ethical journalist’?
21 June 2013:
Man of Steel
, leaden film
28 June 2013:
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