John Foster / 04 Feb 2023

Fake News About History

Ukraine is Not Stalingrad

Foucault once suggested that Clausewitz's famous observation, "war is not merely a political act but a real political instrument" carried out by other means, be reversed, with politics made an extension of war.(...)

John Foster / 09 Dec 2022

Return to Politics

Power and Resistance, by Yoshiyuki Sato

No stranger to hyperbole, Slavoj Žižek once described an event as a reframing of the present, “a radical change in this reality itself”.(...)

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.(...)

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