Moral Crusades in an Age of Mistrust by Frank Furedi
The Jimmy Savile Scandal

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His rushed book on Savile is a bizarre and unsatisfactory contribution to any kind of "revolution". Instead it fits in neatly with the long-term establishment denial about the level of sexual abuse.
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The epidemic of scandals unleashed by the Savile Scandal highlights the precarious status of relations of trust. The rapid escalation of this crisis offers insights into the relationship between anxieties about childhood and the wider moral order. This book explains why western society has become so uncomfortable with the exercise of authority.
 

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Frank Furedi, author and broadcaster, is Emeritus Professor of Sociology at the University of Kent, UK. He has written widely on the culture of fear. His work deals with the impact of fear on discussions of childhood, health, new technology and food, and investigates the interaction between risk consciousness and perceptions of fear and trust relations in contemporary society.
 
Published March 19, 2013 by Palgrave Pivot. 117 pages
Genres: Political & Social Sciences, Children's Books, Crime, Religion & Spirituality. Non-fiction
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Reviewed by Suzanne Moore on Mar 13 2013

His rushed book on Savile is a bizarre and unsatisfactory contribution to any kind of "revolution". Instead it fits in neatly with the long-term establishment denial about the level of sexual abuse.

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