Civil rights marchers. Madrid, April 2019.
John Foster / 27 Sep 2019

Keeping It Real

Podemos and the European Left

In a development that is very much emblematic of the state of politics in Europe, Spain is spiralling toward another round of elections to be held in the second week of November. (...)

Germany against racism. Berlin, June 2019.
John Foster / 13 Sep 2019

Coming Up for Air

The Populist Interregnum

Describing his time in Nazi prison camps in the 1930s, Paul Massing noted that the experience was much more difficult for those outside his political party.(...)

Inspecting a communist banner. Berlin, May Day 2019.
John Foster / 07 Aug 2019

The Cops in Our Heads

Natasha Lennard’s Being Numerous: Essays on Non-Fascist Life

Fascism is the order of the day. One might confuse it with populism, or that the two are somehow vying for supremacy. (...)

John Foster / 03 Jun 2019

The New Irish Politics

After the EU Elections

Those that don’t follow rugby, or don’t live in Australia may perhaps have missed the affair surround comments posted by Waratahs and Australia star player Israel Folau on social media.(...)

John Foster / 22 May 2019

The End is Nigh

Looking For a Better Europe

Elections for the European Parliament begin Thursday and predictions of doom and gloom are the order of the day. And why not?(...)

John Foster / 03 May 2019

Democracy in the Era of Populism

Chantal Mouffe and the Spanish Election

With the results of the snap elections held in Spain on Sunday still in the headlines, new questions have been raised about the so-called “populist moment” about which so much ink has been spilt of late.(...)

John Foster / 26 Apr 2019

The Way We Were

Britain At War

Long ago, while earning a library science degree, I worked as a manuscripts processing archivist at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. I handled letters and materials from the 17th century to the present.(...)

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