Hatchet Jobs Moral Crusades

Published on March 27th, 2013


Suzanne Moore vs Moral Crusades in an Age of Mistrust by Frank Furedi

Suzanne Moore in the Guardian on Frank Furedi’s Moral Crusades in an Age of Mistrust: the Jimmy Savile Scandal:

“The morality of using a scandal about the sexual abuse of children to épater le bourgeois and talk of a crisis of authority is fairly dubious. This book has little to tell us about Savile or the culture he thrived in, never mind the one we find ourselves in now. It’s a Furedi fantasy, rehashed and overspun. As pure sociology it appears under-researched, with little evidence to support many of its grander claims. And there is something missing, as far as I could see – any empathy whatsoever with the powerless.”

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