Author: John Foster

John Foster is a historian of European politics.

For a book with LSD in the title and an image of a tab on the cover, there is remarkably little about Michel Foucault’s notorious drug experience in Death Valley. (More…)

The conviction of Derek Chauvin for the death of George Floyd has been presented by American media as an important step in addressing police violence against people of colour. (More…)

On Sunday, twelve major European football teams broke away to form the European Super League. (More…)

The advent of the Biden Administration presaged many changes in US foreign policy.  (More…)

On 20 January 2001, George W. Bush was inaugurated as president of the United States. (More…)

There is a case to be made that the left is dead.  (More…)

In an essay on German culture in the years immediately following World War II, historian Anson Rabinbach bemoaned the Federal Republic’s post-fascist politics. (More…)

A concrete platform occupies a bend in the road in the El Roquetes neighbourhood of Barcelona. It overlooks a dusty playground and a climbing wall, and then beyond the broad sweep of the city and the azure sea. (More…)

For Americans, who are wont to see everything in Biblical terms, the Arctic temperatures which froze much of their country this week were a punishment from God. (More…)

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