11 July 2006

We need teachers, not amateur therapists

Schools have no business teaching children how to be ‘happy’.

27 June 2006

Meet the Malthusians manipulating the fear of terror

From climate change doom-mongers to population alarmists, every kind of fear entrepreneur is piggy-backing on the ‘war on terrorism’.

23 May 2006

Why the ‘politics of happiness’ makes me mad

If you’re unhappy with state-sponsored happiness programmes, clap your hands.

24 April 2006

Courtroom therapy makes a mockery of justice

UK courts will soon give the family of murder victims their say in court. Frank Furedi, author of Therapy Culture, says that is bad news for all concerned.

18 April 2006

Confronting the New Misanthropy

The big question today is not whether humans will survive the twenty-first century, but whether our faith in humanity will survive it.

23 January 2006

The curious rise of anti-religious hysteria

It is the Anglo-American cultural elites' insecurity about their own values that encourages their frenzied attacks on religion.

8 November 2005

French lessons for us all

The riots reveal the political exhaustion of Europe.

18 October 2005

Why do we fear freedom?

The first casualty of the politics of fear is open debate.

26 September 2005

The market in fear

Politics has become a contest between different brands of doom-mongering.

26 September 2005

Reflections on the future

In New York this Friday, three leading intellectuals will interrogate and debate politics in the twenty-first century. Here, they outline their views.