John Foster / 10 Dec 2021

Postmodern Means Today

Everything, All the Time, Everywhere, by Stuart Jeffries

It’s a problem that won’t go away. Separating postmodernism from socialism, particularly the “cultural Marxists” of the Frankfurt School, remains extremely difficult.(...)

John Foster / 14 May 2021

Neoliberalism Will Set You Free

The Last Man Takes LSD, by Mitchell Dean and Daniel Zamora

For a book with LSD in the title and an image of a tab on the cover, there is remarkably little about Michel Foucault’s notorious drug experience in Death Valley.(...)

The Battleground / 08 Dec 2020

The Case for Jacques Derrida

Peter Salmon, in Conversation With John Foster

The spectre of Jacques Derrida haunts the world. Sixteen years after his death, he remains one of the most polarising figures in Western intellectual life, lauded and reviled in equal measure.(...)

John Foster / 20 Nov 2020

Truth in Politics

Peter Salmon’s An Event, Perhaps

We are living in a post-truth society, so we are told, in which everything is permitted, and the power of assertion is now equal to or greater than that of ascertainable facts.(...)