Archive for February 2015

Zero Squared #8: Dispirited (how spirituality makes us stupid)

Feb 25th, 2015 | By

David Webster is the guest this week and we discuss his book Dispirited: How Contemporary Spirituality Makes Us Stupid, Selfish, and Unhappy which came out from Zero Books in 2012. Dr Mikael Askander blurbed the book. He wrote: Annoyed by the phrase ‘I am not religious, but I’m very spiritual’, Dr. David Webster successfully maps

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Zero Books Reading Group #2: Marx’s Capital

Feb 22nd, 2015 | By

Watch the Zero Squared reading group. Continuing on from where the Diet Soap workshop left off we pick up Marx’s Capital: Volume 1 in order to turn Hegel on his head. This week? The Fetishism of the Commodity.



Zero Squared #7: The Age of Nixon

Feb 18th, 2015 | By

Carl Freedman is the guest this week and we discuss his book The Age of Nixon which came out from Zero Books in 2012. The iconic Grand Master of science fiction Samuel R. Delany blurbed the book. He wrote: Nixon continues to fascinate us, and to haunt our dreams, even these many years after his

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Zero Squared #6: Cultural Marxism?

Feb 11th, 2015 | By

C Derick Varn is the guest this week. Varn is a reader at Zero Books, a University lecturer and teacher currently living in Mexico, and my co-host on the Pop the Left podcast. In this episode of Zero Squared we briefly discuss his new podcast Symptomatic Redness and then discuss the notion of Cultural Marxism.

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The Real Thing, The Commodity (A Zero Squared Reading Group)

Feb 7th, 2015 | By

Watch the Zero Squared reading group in progress. Continuing on from where the Diet Soap workshop left off we pick up Marx’s Capital: Volume 1 in order to turn Hegel on his head.



The EDA asks “Why do we like Children’s Jokes?”

Feb 6th, 2015 | By

Always relevant and up on the latest memes, the EDA turns it’s attention to the clickable fun that is the horrible kid’s joke. Here’s an example of such a joke from The Mirror: Q: How come the chicken didn’t eat his sandwich? A: Because a monkey ate his sandwich! The EDA analyzes this nonsense for

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Zero Squared #5: Darwin and the Death of God

Feb 4th, 2015 | By

James Morrow is the guest this week. Morrow is a novelist and literary science fiction writer whose most well known work is probably the novel Towing Jehovah and this week we discuss his newest book, out from St. Martin’s Press, Galapagos Regained. Publisher’s Weekly described this new novel as “a comic blend of Victorian science

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Whack-a-Mole, Adorno

Feb 2nd, 2015 | By

This post is for Mike Watson whose book exploring similar if not identical ideas will be coming out from Zero Books this year. I found this blog post today because of his work. Louis Sterrett writes briefly about Adorno’s essay “Commitment” and along the way he ends up quoting a Chris Marker’s Sans Soleil (1983).

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