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Zero Squared #199: Even Pewdiepie Poops

The Serfs are internet comedians who turn their biting wit against the true enemies of the working class: i.e. Joe Rogan, Pewdiepie, and Liam Nielsen. Their names are Lance and Dave and they put out a podcast and youtube videos every week. This week’s podcast is available in full for everyone. Our Patreon supporters get

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Symptomatic Redness: A Knowledge Fight with Alex Jones

Knowledge Fight podcast host Dan Friesen joins Derick Varn to discuss the political and cultural significance of Alex Jones. The Knowledge Fight explores how Alex Jones “intentionally misleads his listeners for fun and profit.” The podcast explores “the art of the con” and “breaks down scam artists from the worlds of politics, religion, and of

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Symptomatic Redness: Ben Burgis on Logic (pt. 2) [teaser]

This week’s podcast is available in full for our patreon supporters. Our Patreon supporters get access to two podcasts every week: Symptomatic Redness and Zero Squared, but if you’re listening on our free feed you’ll always be able to access one or the other podcasts each week. At the moment we have 594 patrons but

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The Philosophy of Lungfish

Terry Tapp is the artist and author behind the Lungfish project. “The Lungfish Project” is a three-part graphic novel series and Kickstarter project bringing picto-philosophy to the masses. He is the Zero Books author of “A Serf’s Journal,” and a returning guest to this podcast. Check out his project on Kickstarter: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1132611188/the-lungfish-project This week’s podcast

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Symptomatic Redness: Discussing IdPol and more with Amogh

Amogh Sahu returns for a conversation about escaping from identity politics, Marxism’s “liberal” roots, and whether pessimism is justified? Is Marxism an optimistic approach to politics. Is Douglas Lain too focussed on Marx’s theory of value. Is Marx’s theory of credit money to be taken as separate from his idea of money as a commodity?

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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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