The renowned sociologist discusses the culture of fear and safeism
Frank Furedi is a prolific author and Emeritus Professor of Sociology at the University of Kent. I chatted to him about the ‘culture of fear’ that has emerged over the last two years - and how governments have used fear and safeism to enforce obedience.
Frank talks about how certain words - like ‘vulnerable’ - have been redefined in this new risk-averse age. He also discusses what type of future might emerge unless society plucks up some courage to move on.