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.(...)

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. (...)

The only thing they can do is run. London, 8 May.
Duncan Simpson / 25 May 2020

Life Under Lockdown

London Calling (COVID-19 Remix)

I've been very lucky in lockdown. I'm on the first floor of a small block, not two dozen floors up, shut into a little box where the windows don't open and the lift is always broken.(...)

Coronavirus is class conflict. Berlin, April 2020.
John Foster / 24 Apr 2020

The Communist Influenza

Slavoj Žižek’s Pandemic!

Today's philosophers don’t do well in crises. The case of Giorgio Agamben, in which he wrongly downplayed the danger posed by COVID-19, is a perfect example. (...)

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