John Foster / 01 Mar 2024

In Need of a New Colour Scheme

Eurowhiteness, by Hans Kundnani

The EU bills itself as the cosmopolitan project of our time, proof that nation-states can overcome their differences and become the basis for a civilised order based on shared values.(...)

John Foster / 08 Sep 2023

Revolutionary Italy

Remembering Mario Tronti, Part I

Mario Tronti’s death is a tragedy. A key figure in Italian radical politics in the 1960s, like many members of his generation, he started his career as a Communist and ended it in the Democratic Party (PD).(...)

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 / 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.(...)

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.(...)

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