The way we were. Belfast, 2008
John Foster / 29 Nov 2019

Drop the Guns

Daniel Finn’s One Man’s Terrorist: A Political History of the IRA

Britain's decision to leave the EU has destabilised Northern Ireland. A return to sectarian conflict is one of the most feared consequences of the return of a hard border.(...)
I lost my memory. Torino, February 2013.
John Foster / 15 Nov 2019

Scapegoat Politics

Keith Kahn-Harris’ Strange Hate

There is no more fraught a topic than Antisemitism. Antisemitism exposes the truths and contradictions of politics, illustrating the power of history and concepts, but also their limitations. (...)

Antisemitic Lega graffiti. Turin, August 2019.
John Foster / 01 Nov 2019

Return of the Repressed

Cas Mudde’s The Far Right Today

“Populism...is the buzzword of the twenty-first century,” according to Dutch sociologist Cas Mudde, its best-known analyst. But that’s largely due to our misunderstanding it, he claims.(...)

Charlie Bertsch / 18 Sep 2019

Lost in the Wilderness

Wolfgang Voigt’s Germany

When I was little, my German grandfather used to complain that American woodlands were not properly managed. At the time, I figured that this was just another one of his button-pushing remarks, designed to lure people into the sort of debate he loved. (...)

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