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Zero Squared #205: Soviet State Capitalism?

Derick Varn returns this week in order to debate the question of whether the Soviet Union was or was not State Capitalism. Varn is, of course, the voice behind Symptomatic Redness, the poet behind the collection Apocalyptics, and my frequent interlocutor and critic. This week’s podcast is available in full for Patreon supporters. Our Patreon

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Symptomatic Redness: Poet for Hire (pt. 2)

In this episode of Symptomatic Redness Derick Varn continues his interview of Benjamin Aleshire. This interview is available in full through the Inside Zero Books patreon. Benjamin Aleshire is an artist based in New Orleans, LA. His writing has been published in The Times of London, Boston Review, and the Iowa Review among other places.

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Zero Squared #204: Thaddeus Russell says “Fuck Marx”

Thaddeus Russell is a historian, author, and professor. He has taught history, American Studies, and the history of philosophy at Columbia University, Barnard College, and the New School for Social Research. He is also the host of the Unregistered Podcast and the guest on this week’s podcast. This week’s podcast is available in full for

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Symptomatic Redness: A Conversation with a poet for hire

In this episode of Symptomatic Redness Derick Varn interviews Benjamin Aleshire. Benjamin Aleshire is an artist based in New Orleans, LA. His writing has been published in The Times of London, Boston Review, and the Iowa Review among other places. He makes his living as a poet for hire in the French Quarter, writing poems

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Zero Squared #203: Ben Burgis Debunks “Why Not Trump?” [teaser]

In this episode of Zero Squared the author of Give Them an Argument: Logic For the Left takes a look at Chris Cutrone from the Platypus Affiliated Society, specifically his essay “Why Not Trump”? This is a follow up podcast after three episodes of Symptomatic Redness wherein Cutrone participated in what was billed as a

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Promotions

Zero Squared #95: Žižek and the Double Blackmail

Slavoj Žižek is the guest this week as we discuss the flak he’s received for a few of his Lacanian interventions into politics recently, Marx’s Labor Theory of Value, and his most current book Against the Double Blackmail. “[A]n urgent and entertaining diagnosis of the ongoing refugee crisis and global terror threat, highlighting the glaring

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Zero Squared #90: From 4Chan to the White House?

Angela Nagle is a writer based in Ireland. Her work has appeared in the Irish Times, the Dublin Review of Books, and the Atlantic. Her article “The New Man of 4Chan” for the Baffler was the basis for a book coming out from Zero Books next year tentatively titled “Kill All Normies: The online culture

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Events & Announcements

Upcoming Left Forum Panels in June: Killing Normies and Capitalism Falling Down

Kill All Normies: From 4chan and Tumblr to Trump and the alt-right A discussion about the rise of the racist right and protofascism led by Angela Nagle. Angela Nagle is a cultural critic living in Ireland and writes for the Baffler, Current Affairs, Jacobin and the Dublin Review of Books. Her essay “The New Man of

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Overcoming Capitalism at Left Forum

  Overcoming Capitalism 22 May, 2016 Sun 12:00pm – 01:50pm Room 1.109 Participants: Douglas Lain — Publisher, Zero Books Pete Dolack — Zero Books, author of It’s Not Over Terry Tapp — Zero Books, author of A Serf’s Journal Anne Jaclard — Marxist Humanist Initiative Andrew Kliman — Pace University Introduction: To take up the

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Book News

Review of Lenin Lives!

Review of Lenin Lives -by Reid Kane Kotlas (originally published on Amazon) I can think of no other way to describe Cunliffe’s remarkable book than as a work of historical significance. That may seem to be a premature assessment, but the force of its argument is that profound, and matched only by the accessible and

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A Call For Introductory Theory and Philosophical Novellas

In the last few weeks the Zero Squared podcast has featured unusual guests, guests who were not always strictly of or from the left/Marxist tradition that Zero Books embraces. This was undertaken in an effort to discover what ideas current left intellectuals (we writers and thinkers of the left who so easily embraced Alexis Tsipras,

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