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

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…)

House Republicans met on Thursday to consider two fraught issues, which will define what kind of conservative party it is once and for all. (More…)

Joe Biden’s inauguration was rich in political signifiers, both for the left and the right. (More…)

Ashli Babbitt might be dead. But she’s become a national icon, for both the right and the left. (More…)

Ashli Babbitt was shot to death by police during the mob breach of the Capitol building on Wednesday. She was 35 years old and had spent 14 years in the US Air Force. (More…)

One of the most oft-repeated criticisms of the left is that it has no plausible utopia to offer. (More…)