Author: John Foster

John Foster is a historian of European politics.

We are living in an era of challenges to liberal democracy that would have been comprehensible to previous generations.  (More…)

The development of the European Union in the last decade has been shaped by a malign synergy of neoliberalism and populism. (More…)

Nationalism has been the most influential politics in Europe since the dawn of the 19th century (to say nothing for the moment about the wider world). (More…)

Technology is so thoroughly imbricated in our lives that questioning it has become taboo. Particularly on the left, where it’s synonymous with the emancipation of labour. (More…)

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…)

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