John Foster / 21 Jul 2023

The Inhuman Condition

Surviving Artificial Intelligence

You’ve seen it before. It’s a title that screams marketing department, with all the requisite keywords required to stand out at an airport bookstore:(...)

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 / 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. (...)

John Foster / 30 Jan 2019

Holocaust for Populists

National Pride, Not Genocide

Populism is the political order of the day, both in Europe and, with a somewhat different texture and topography, in the United States.  At the same time, the heritage of the Holocaust, as a defining event and an ethically foundational moment in European history seems to be in decline, even where it is not under direct attack.(...)