|Monday 24 September 2012|
|The intolerant war on ‘parochial pensioners’|
In forever fretting about the ‘bigoted attitudes’ of ordinary people, Britain’s political class exposes its own prejudices.
|Tuesday 28 August 2012|
|GCSE wars: the case for real and hard exams|
However exam grades are manipulated, the result is always to sacrifice children’s education at the altar of political expediency.
|Monday 30 July 2012|
The Olympics opening ceremony was a spectacular piece of living theatre. But it also revealed our discomfort with our past and fear of the future.
|Tuesday 24 July 2012|
|Don’t let fearmongers|
kill the Olympic spirit
Killjoy campaigners are spreading scare stories about the London Games. Ignore them and recall instead the spirit of the Ancient Greeks.
|Wednesday 18 July 2012|
|Why teachers should aspire to be scholars|
Too many educationalists today believe an intellectually informed curriculum is only suitable for the elites and not the masses.
|Monday 2 July 2012|
|The bigotry of the|
ESSAY: Today’s campaigning against circumcision is so dogmatic and intolerant it makes the old religions look enlightened in comparison.
|Thursday 28 June 2012|
|Inviting the state into our intimacies|
ESSAY: Gay marriage is presented as an issue of equal rights, but it’s better understood as a top-down overhaul of the institution of marriage.
|Wednesday 20 June 2012|
|The moralistic, Malthusian war against fat people|
Activists, professors, theologians – everyone is now promoting the depraved idea that human gluttony is plunging the planet into catastrophe.
|Monday 21 May 2012|
|Parental determinism: a most harmful prejudice|
David Cameron’s proposed parenting classes are built on the bizarre and destructive idea that parenting determines society’s fortunes.
|Wednesday 16 May 2012|
in the Century’
Frank Furedi looks back at his 1990 groundbreaking Living Marxism article on the crisis facing Marxists.
|Monday 14 May 2012|
|Gay marriage: redrawing the American political map|
In officially endorsing same-sex marriage, Obama is signalling that the Democratic Party now has little interest in its old blue-collar supporters.
|Friday 27 April 2012|
|The divided state of America|
Charles Murray’s new book is a valiant effort to explain why America's upper classes are now so hollow and defensive, and incapable of marshalling the moral resources to lead society.
|Monday 16 April 2012|
|This linguistic engineering invades our lives and loves|
Officialdom’s frenetic replacement of words like son and wife with words like ‘carer’ and ‘partner’ diminishes our identities.
|Monday 2 April 2012|
|What is really fuelling Britain's petrol panic?|
This panic shows we're now governed by scared mongers rather than scaremongers, by people whose own fears drive the culture of fear.
|Tuesday 27 March 2012|
|Call off this Culture War over Toulouse|
Even before we knew the identity of the anti-Semitic school-shooter, people were turning him into a symbol of all that’s wrong with France.
|Monday 19 March 2012|
|Bob Dylan and the birth of The Sixties|
On the 50th anniversary of the release of Dylan's first album, Frank Furedi looks back at that decade of tumult.
|Thursday 15 March 2012|
|The moral crusaders who confuse sex with rape|
Today’s relentless awareness-raising about an alleged epidemic of rape speaks to officialdom’s suspicion of interpersonal relationships.
|Thursday 8 March 2012|
|The elites are making|
a virtue of intolerance
ESSAY: France’s criminalisation of Armenian genocide denial is only the latest outburst of twenty-first-century state intolerance.
|Wednesday 22 February 2012|
|Who’s afraid of the big bad ‘lone wolf’?|
ESSAY: Frank Furedi on how Western society’s panic about ‘lone-wolf terrorists’ ends up empowering sad individuals who want to do harm.
|Wednesday 1 February 2012|
|How atheism became a religion in all but name |
It was only a matter of time before someone proposed an ‘atheist temple’, given the religious-
like zealotry and dogma of the New Atheists.