Archive for November 2016

Inside Zero Books #13: Normies, Lefties, and More

Nov 26th, 2016 | By

The second half of a conversation with Angela Nagle, author of the upcoming book “Kill All Normies: From 4Chan to Donald Trump and the Alt-Right” is featured on this weeks inside Zero Books podcast. Next week will probably be a nearly 2 hour conversation with university students on the struggles on university campus from the

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

Nov 23rd, 2016 | By

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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Inside Zero Books #12: Protestants and Capitalism

Nov 20th, 2016 | By

This week’s Iniside Zero Books is unedited as I’ve been thrown in many different directions after the election of Donald Trump. It is a conversation with my son Benjamin about his class “Culture, Capital, and Globaization.” Having listened to it I think it works unedited. Recorded before the election, when I thought Clinton would win,

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Zero Squared #89: Deplorables

Nov 17th, 2016 | By

NYU professor Michael Rectenwald is the guest this week. Rectenwald was recently at the center of a small controversy at NYU because, after being called out on Facebook for posting a link to an article mocking the need for alternative pronouns for all the various genders, he decided to create an alt-right persona and critique

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The Strange Death of Liberal Wonktopia: Some thoughts on Trump as he appears to win from an expatriate “leftist”

Nov 14th, 2016 | By

I am sitting at my work desk at school on the edge of the desert, near the outskirts of Cairo, where the wealthy developments have moved away from the slums around the Nile. Here the government is talking about building a new city Akhenaten-style away from the bustle of Cairo, which has been the seat

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Inside Zero Books #11: Moral Panics

Nov 12th, 2016 | By

This episode of Inside Zero Books features a conversation with Zero Books reader Ashley Frawley about moral panics. After the election of Trump the country, and especially the progressive left, is awash in tales of harassment and hate speech. There is a good chance that some of these stories are true, but there is also

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Zero Squared Special: The Election of Trump

Nov 10th, 2016 | By

This week’s Zero Books podcast is a conversation between Zero Books publisher Douglas Lain, Tom O’Brien of the Alpha to Omega podcast, and Zero Books reader C Derick Varn. The discussion is about what everyone is discussing–the surprising defeat of Hillary Clinton and the democratic party and the election of reality TV Star and tycoon

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Inside Zero Books #10: Dialectics and Idealism

Nov 5th, 2016 | By

This week’s Inside Zero Books is from the archive. It’s a chat with the co-host of Symptomatic Redness Amogh Sahu on the topic of Hegelian Dialectics, Zizek, and Idealism. I’m posting this now in response to Zizek’s misguided endorsement of the Trump campaign and his accelerationist stance on radical change. I was very disappointed to

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