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.(...)

John Foster / 30 Apr 2021

Gods of the Realm

A Critical Theory of Police Power, by Mark Neocleous

The conviction of Derek Chauvin for the death of George Floyd has been presented by American media as an important step in addressing police violence against people of colour.(...)

John Foster / 26 Jun 2020

Always Fighting Fascism

Theodor Adorno’s Aspects of the New Right-Wing Extremism

No experience marked the life and work of Theodor Adorno so deeply as the confrontation with National Socialism. (...)

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. (...)