Dr. Frank Furedi, author and social commentator is an emeritus professor of sociology at the University of Kent in Canterbury. Author of more than 20 books, Furedi’s studies have been devoted to an exploration of the cultural developments In western societies. His recent research has been oriented towards exploring different dimensions of the Culture Wars in the contemporary era. His two influential books, The Culture of Fear and Paranoid Parenting, investigated the interaction between risk consciousness and perceptions of fear, trust relations and social capital in contemporary society. His book, How Fear Works: The Culture of Fear in the 21st Century, published in 2018, explored the distinct features of contemporary fear culture.