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:(...)

Joel Schalit / 21 Apr 2023

Liberation Day Today

Remembering WWII in Italy

In the lead-up to every Liberation Day on 25 April, adverts commemorating the event appear on most of the municipal billboards of my Torino neighbourhood.(...)
Charlie Bertsch / 12 Apr 2023

Fear of Fascism

Carl Dreyer’s Vampyr

Carl Dreyer’s 1932 film Vampyr is as remarkable for what it leaves out as what it puts in. Although full of shots that linger in memory like a bright light does after you close your eyes, the film’s greatest achievement is its refusal to follow the rules of its genre.(...)

John Foster / 31 Mar 2023

Italy After Neoliberalism

Mussolini’s Grandchildren, by David Broder

Giorgia Meloni’s election win in September 2022 was a watershed moment in history. Coming from Italy’s postfascist right, Meloni’s Fratelli d’Italia (FdI) was the first party to overcome the antifascist nostrums that had been integral to European politics since 1945.(...)

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