John Foster / 16 Dec 2022

Fantasy Island

Free Market: The History of an Idea, by Jacob Soll

It’s as though the 1980s never happened. For many Gen Xers like me, until the 2008 financial crisis, the free market was the only game in town.(...)

John Foster / 10 Oct 2022

Surviving Fascism

Philosophy and Sociology, by Theodor Adorno

Looking back from a distance of more than half a century, 1960 appears almost as a period of calm.(...)

John Foster / 05 Mar 2021

Catalunya in the 1970s

Salvador Puig Antich: Collected Writings on Repression and Resistance in Franco’s Spain

A concrete platform occupies a bend in the road in the El Roquetes neighbourhood of Barcelona. It overlooks a dusty playground and a climbing wall, and then beyond the broad sweep of the city and the azure sea.(...)