15 December 2004

Dumbing down? Don’t blame the media

The tendency to blame reality TV both trivialises and underestimates the problem.

28 October 2004

The politics of fear

President Bush isn’t the only one who plays the scare card.

3 August 2004

The Sixties myth

Tony Blair is the latest in a long line to scapegoat the 1960s for the Western elites' own problems.

7 July 2004

Punishing parents

The campaign against smacking is based on the poisonous notion that children need to be saved from their parents.

9 March 2004

The politics of the lonely crowd

Protest movements get personal.

19 January 2004

A danger to the nation's children

The NSPCC's new 'Someone To Turn To' campaign will poison family relations, says the author of Paranoid Parenting.

2 December 2003

Policing parents-to-be

In recommending a ban on sex selection, the UK authority that regulates reproductive technology reveals its deep distrust of infertile couples.

29 July 2003

The children who won’t grow up

Peter Pan-demonium, kidults, boomerang kids.... A sociologist examines the phenomenon of lost boys and girls hanging out on the edge of adulthood.

11 October 2002

Singleton Society

As the number of single-person households is predicted to soar, sociologist Frank Furedi explains why so many men and women are opting to live alone.

15 May 2002

History has not yet begun

Liberalism and socialism belonged to the Stone Age of ideologies. Now we are ready to crawl out of the caves.