Archive for May 2017

Zero Squared #112: Reframing Trump

May 31st, 2017 | By

Chris Cutrone is the founder and President of the Platypus Affiliated Society. He is also the author of the rather infamous essay “Why Not Trump?” and he recently led a panel discussion entitled “The Crisis of Neoliberalism” as part of the Platypus Affiliated Society’s third European Conference and will be leading a panel discussion at

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Inside Zero Books #35: Calling Out the Liberal

May 28th, 2017 | By

This week’s episode of Inside Zero Books features another conversation with C Derick Varn about what a liberal Douglas Lain really is, the defeat of the left, Dual Power, Leninism, General Strikes, survivalism, watching left trends go by, and how to even think about doing something more than resisting during this neoreactionary/quasi-fascist moment. Towards the

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Zero Squared #111: Michael Tracey on Russia Collusion and Obstruction

May 24th, 2017 | By

Michael Tracey is a reporter for TYT politics and a freelance journalist who has written for Vice, The Nation, Rolling Stone, the Washington Post, The Intercept, and The New Republic, along with many other publications. He has also been a skeptic of what he calls Trump hysteria and the Russia conspiracy, and on this week’s

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

May 21st, 2017 | By

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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Inside Zero Books #34: Marx’s Critique of Hegel

May 20th, 2017 | By

This episode of the Inside Zero Books podcast is a conversation about Marx’s unpublished essay “Critique of Hegel’s Philosophy in General” with C Derick Varn and Douglas Lain. Listeners may be interested in this old episode of Diet Soap (Marx’s Reluctant Idealism) with Andy Marshall on the same topic. From Marx’s Critique: Hegel’s positive achievement

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Zero Squared #110: Dark Matters

May 18th, 2017 | By

Nick Dunn is a professor of Urban Design at Lancaster University. He is formerly of the Manchester School of Architecture where he was Principal Lecturer, Director of Studies and Co-director of the [Re_Map] atelier, whose research is concerned with the mapping and representation of urban networks, data and conditions. His book Dark Matters: A Manifesto

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Inside Zero Books Special from C-Realm

May 14th, 2017 | By

This week’s Inside Zero Books podcast is actually an episode from the C-Realm’s membership site. The original description, slightly edited, follows: Sam Harris interviewed Charles Murray for his podcast. KMO tried to generate some discussion of that podcast episode on the Friends of the C-Realm group. The resulting discussion proved frustrating, as the most dedicated

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Zero Squared #109: The Overculture Bites Back

May 10th, 2017 | By

David Auerbach is a freelance columnist and gadfly who has written for the LA Review of Books, Slate, the American Reader, and many other publications. He is a former software engineer based in New York, and a fellow at the think tank New America. We discuss his recent blog posts entitled Trump Diaries as well

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Inside Zero Books #33: Anarchists Against Identity (politics)

May 7th, 2017 | By

This week’s Inside Zero Books podcast features the second half of a conversation with C Derrick Varn. Varn is a poet with a Left Communist fan base on reddit, a teacher and University lecturer, a Zero Books reader/editor, and a podcast loudmouth. This week Varn discusses an essay entitled Against Identity Politics from The Anarchist

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Zero Squared #108: The Subject of Capitalism

May 3rd, 2017 | By

Moishe Postone is a Western Marxist and a Professor of History at the University of Chicago and he is the author of the book Time, Labor and Social Domination a book that won the American Sociological Association’s prize in the theory. In this episode of Zero Squared, Postone discusses whether the working class is the

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