Archive for May 2017

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This episode of the Inside Zero Books podcast is a conversation about Marx’s unpublished essay “Critique of Hegel’s Philosophy in General” with C Derick Varn and Douglas Lain.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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