Archive for June 2017

Zero Squared #116: Shoving the Russia Conspiracy

Jun 29th, 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 the Russia collusion story and on this week’s episode of the Zero Books

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Inside Zero Books #36: There is no West

Jun 25th, 2017 | By

In this week’s Inside Zero Books podcast C Derick Varn outlines how illusory the notion of the West really is and discusses Jasper M. Trautsch’s essay “The Invention of the West.” Here’s an excerpt: How the concept of the West evolved is a question which historians have largely ignored. While there is an abundance of

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Zero Squared #115: The Evergreen Struggle Sessions

Jun 21st, 2017 | By

This week’s episode of the Zero Books podcast features a conversation with Professor Pete Bohmer from Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington. Evergreen has been in the news lately as students have protested professor Brett Weinstein over an email he sent to a private faculty list. In the email Weinstein objected to the students reversing

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Symptomatic Redness: Left Politics and Identity

Jun 18th, 2017 | By

The Symptomatic Redness podcast presents conversations on political economy and history. Hosted by C. Derick Varn and Amogh Sahu, the program was an independent project for several years but is now hosted by Zero Books on the Zero Squared podcast feed. This second podcast of Symptomatic Redness hosted by Zero Books features Amogh Sahu interviewing

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Zero Squared #114: Comey’s Dismissal and Trump’s Incompetence

Jun 15th, 2017 | By

Margaret Kimberley discusses the dismissal of Comey, the character of Trump, and how the left needs to break with the DNC. A regular columnist for the Black Agenda Report, Margaret Kimberley is also a regular guest on the podcast. It’s Wednesday, June 14th, 2016 and I’m Douglas Lain the publisher of Zero Books and the

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Inside Zero Books #36: Cutrone pt 2

Jun 11th, 2017 | By

This week’s Inside Zero Books features the second half of a conversation with Chris Cutrone. Cutrone is the founder and President of the Platypus Affiliated Society. He is also the author of the rather infamous essay “Why Not Trump?” Trump’s claim to the Presidency is two-fold: that he’s a successful billionaire businessman; and that he’s

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The day Britain ‘Woke’.

Jun 9th, 2017 | By

Today marks the start of something massive and as yet undefinable for UK politics. This morning, for the third time in two years Britons of the left woke with trepidation as they turned to their news feeds to check the final results of a national vote. Too many times in living memory victory has been

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Zero Books Posadist Special

Jun 8th, 2017 | By

This week’s Zero Books podcast features a conversation with Comrade Communicator from the Intergalactic Worker’s League. Posadism is an ideology or movement born out of the Fourth International and headed by a certain J. Posadas, who, (per wikipedia) tried to create a synthesis of Trotskyism and Ufology. Posadas’ most prominent thesis from this perspective was

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