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

No experience marked the life and work of Theodor Adorno so deeply as the confrontation with National Socialism. (More…)

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The short twentieth century, running from 1914 to 1989 is generally divided into two halves. The first, ending 1945, is the era of mass slaughter. (More…)

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The narrative of the Atlantic world since the end of the Second World War has been one of American leadership. (More…)

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Everyone loves a good villain, especially one whose presence validates overlooking our own failings. (More…)

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The term “crisis” is applied all too freely in politics and journalism. It has become a common designation for the Coronavirus outbreak as well. (More…)

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Today’s philosophers don’t do well in crises. The case of Giorgio Agamben, in which he wrongly downplayed the danger posed by COVID-19, is a perfect example. (More…)

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When Bernie Sanders suspended his campaign for the Democratic nomination earlier this week, the leftist finally gave Joe Biden what he’s been after for four decades: a run at the presidency. (More…)

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The crisis through which we (or at least most of us) are now living is defined by biopolitics. (More…)

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Long ago, when the single income of a TV dad like Ward Cleaver or a Jim Anderson could support a family with cash to spare, banking was viewed, not without justice, as a boring profession. (More…)

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