Archive for September 2016

Zero Squared #86: Zen City

Sep 29th, 2016 | By

Eliot Fintushel is the guest this week as we discuss his novel Zen City which was published by Zero Books in June. The book received a starred review in publisher’s weekly: Zen City succeeds brilliantly, deftly weaving a tragic romance that’s about all of us, and none at all. Thanks goes out to Tom B,

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Inside Zero Books #4: Ashley Frawley on Trump and Rage

Sep 23rd, 2016 | By

This week’s members only podcast features a conversation with Ashley Frawley on Kenan Malik’s essay “Between Rage and Terror” and a blog entry about Trump at the Loughborough News Blog. In order to listen to this week’s podcast you’ll need to follow this link to Soundcloud.com as we’re working out the bugs with our podcast

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Zero Squared #85: Marxism vs Libertarianism

Sep 22nd, 2016 | By

Last Wednesday bubb.la hosted a debate in Stockholm in cooperation with Marxist-Humanist Initiative and this week’s podcast is a recording of that debate between libertarian economist Per Bylund and marxist economist Andrew Kliman. Thanks goes out to our Zero Book Club members and encourage listeners who haven’t signed up as members to do so. This

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Inside Zero Books #3: The Alt Right/Marxist Dilemma

Sep 17th, 2016 | By

This week the Inside Zero Books Podcast is the second half of a conversation with C Derick Varn and Douglas Lain as they explore the Alt Right. The conversation devolves into a bitch fest, but there are still points of interest in this one and we encourage you to let us know what you think

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Zero Squared #84: Contradictions on the Left and Right

Sep 15th, 2016 | By

Emanuel Kumlien is the guest this week as we discuss a debate in Stockholm between Andrew Kliman (the author of Reclaiming Marx’s Capital) and Per Bylund (author of The Seen, the Unseen, and the Problem of Production). Kliman is an advocate for Marx’s writings and Bylund is an advocate for Mises. Thanks to Sando N,

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Inside Zero Books Podcast #2: Understanding the Alt Right pt 1

Sep 10th, 2016 | By

This week’s Inside Zero Books Podcast features the first half of a conversation with C Derick Varn and Douglas Lain as they explore the history and philosophy of the Alt Right. They discuss what the Alt Right has in common with liberal identity politics and, more significantly, how the Alt Right borrows from the far

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Zero Squared #83: Taste the Vapor

Sep 8th, 2016 | By

Grafton Tanner is a writer and musician from Georgia. His writing has appeared in Paste magazine, Film Matters, and The Blue Indian, and his debut book, Babbling Corpse: Vaporwave and the Commodification of Ghosts, was published by Zero Books on June 24, 2016 Thanks go out to Mir B, Seamus M, Paul H, Mathieu D,

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Inside Zero Books Podcast #1: The Revolution Paradox

Sep 3rd, 2016 | By

This premiere episode of the Inside Zero Books Podcast features a conversation with Zero Books editor C Derick Varn. We pick up on a continuing conversation about what a revolution in the mode of production would entail, how to parse the difference between critiques of Capitalism and cultural critiques, and what it means to assert

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Zero Squared #82: Reading the Way of Things

Sep 1st, 2016 | By

Daniel Coffeen is a rhetor and a philosopher — if by philosopher you mean somebody who plays with concepts and ideas. He formally taught at UC Berkeley and the SF Art Institute but now spends his time writing and consulting. Coffeen is a frequent guest to the Zero Squared podcast and his book Reading the

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