John Foster / 04 Nov 2022

Alienated by Technology

Non-things: Upheaval in the Lifeworld, by Byung Chul-Han

When talk of the “information age” first began in the 1960s, it implied optimism. Information is knowledge, of which more is better than less, generally speaking.(...)

Josh White / 25 Apr 2022

Ex-Social Democrats

Today’s New Statesman

Getting off the tube at Blackfriars, you could walk through the backstreets of Fleet Street without seeing the office of the oldest progressive magazine in Britain. It’s easily done.(...)

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. (...)