Daniel Zamora

Daniel Zamora is a professor of sociology at the Université Libre de Bruxelles. He is the co-author of The Last Man Takes LSD: Foucault and the End of Revolution (Verso, 2021) with Mitchell Dean and Welfare for Markets with Anton Jager (UCP, 2023). He is currently finishing a book entitled From Steel to Rust: On Deindustrial Aesthetics with Walter Benn Michaels (Verso, 2025).

Jonathan Glazer’s The Zone of Interest (2023)

Daniel Zamora, 2024

By choosing to efface ideology and fanaticism, The Zone of Interest displays a woefully poor understanding of its subject. Historical analogy, as the great historian Marc Bloch once noted, cannot be reduced to a “hunt for resemblances” or satisfy itself “with forced analogies” but rather has the task of discovering the specificities of different historical periods. It is only through the use of analogy and disanalogy that the historian can, at the same time, seize the past and the characteristic newness of our present.