Furedi on Fear: Be Very Afraid


Brit sociologist Frank Furedi has written a sharp book on the Politics of Fear. A snippet from an interview/profile at Spiked (one of the best web sites going):

'The main message I wanted to get across is the way that left and right has changed', explains Furedi. The insight that we have moved beyond the politics of left and right is not new - from former Tory prime minister Margaret Thatcher's famous dictum that 'There Is No Alternative' to the market to New Labour prime minister Tony Blair's centrist 'Third Way' agenda, the idea that politics has changed has been widely accepted. What has not been accepted, argues Furedi, is the magnitude of this change.

Whole thing here.