Author: John Foster
John Foster is a historian of European politics.

As far as philosophers go, few qualify for the household name category in Germany more than 91-year-old Jürgen Habermas. (More…)

The middle class is the quintessential American category. It’s of foundational significance, although it is only since the Reagan era that it has had its current degree of political cachet. (More…)

It’s tragically appropriate that Mark Fisher, whose work was so deeply engaged with the idea of hauntology, about the persistence of the past, should speak to us from beyond the grave. (More…)

The West Coast is on fire which, grim as it is, has at least given everyone in United States something else to think about than COVID-19. (More…)

Few events make less sense than the demonization of “Cultural Marxism.” Fake news about its influence has done more to popularise the philosophy than at any time since the 1960s. (More…)

2020 has claimed another victim. David Graeber, the noted anthropologist and activist, died on Thursday, in Venice. (More…)

Italy has spent much of the last century at the forefront of European crises. (More…)

Proportion explains a lot in life. This has become painfully obvious in the era of COVID-19 when the underlying sociopathy of the US president and of the party he leads can most clearly be seen in their signal failure to understand what the numbers mean. (More…)

On Thursday, Donald Trump called for America’s November election to be postponed. This has been expected for some time. (More…)