Archive for August 2017

Zero Squared #123: Gaffney Called Out

Aug 31st, 2017 | By

Frankie Gaffney is the guest this week, and he’s the author of the novel Dublin Seven and a writer for the Irish Times, the Dublin Inquirer, Broadsheet and many other publications. In May this year, he wrote a piece for the Irish Times entitled Identity Politics is Utterly Ineffective at Anything Other than Dividing People

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Inside Zero Books #43: Free Associating with Vakhtang Gomelauri

Aug 28th, 2017 | By

Vakhtang Gomelauri is a therapist and self-proclaimed psychoanalyst working in NYC who is influenced by the ideas of the Jacques Lacan and this week Inside Zero Books is a continuation of our conversation about Television by Jacques Lacan. From Amazon’s description of the book: For anyone hoping to understand the institutionalization of Freudian thought and

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Zero Squared #122: Lacan’s Television

Aug 25th, 2017 | By

Vakhtang Gomelauri is a therapist and self-proclaimed psychoanalyst working in NYC who is influenced by the ideas of the Jacques Lacan and this week he’s stopped by to discuss the book Television by Jacques Lacan, and the televised broadcast that the book is based on. If you’re looking for a book to help you understand

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Inside Zero Books #42: More on Liberal Values

Aug 20th, 2017 | By

This week’s Inside Zero Books is part two of a conversation about Liberal Values with Derrick Varn. C Derick Varn is a reader at Zero Books, a University lecturer and teacher, a poet, and a frequent guest on this podcast and many others. This week we continue our discussion the contradictions in liberalism and debate

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Zero Squared #121: Realizing Liberal Values?

Aug 17th, 2017 | By

C Derick Varn is the guest this week. Varn is a reader at Zero Books, a University lecturer and teacher, a poet, and a frequent guest on this podcast and many others. This week we discuss the contradictions in liberalism and debate whether the goal of Marx was to realize or abandon liberal values. If

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Inside Zero Books #41: After the Revolution

Aug 13th, 2017 | By

This week’s Inside Zero Books podcast features a conversation with an anonymous member of /leftypol on the topic of what we might try to create 21st century really existing socialism that would be better than 20th century really existing socialism. Labor notes, central planning, workers councils, Fully Automated Luxury Gay Communism, all of these are

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Zero Squared #120: Why did leftists head to 8chan?

Aug 10th, 2017 | By

An anonymous member of leftypol is the guest on this week’s Zero Books podcast. According to the website Know Your Meme leftypol “consists of users who sympathizes with communist ideology and viewpoint. Although many of the memes are centered around the USSR and Albania, almost all the users are opposed to both the USSR and

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Inside Zero Books #40: The Vengeance of Vertigo

Aug 6th, 2017 | By

In this week’s Inside Zero books Andy Marshall and Douglas Lain discuss Frank B. Wilderson III’s essay “The Vengeance of Vertigo” as a side track (but not an irrelevant side track) from reading Hardt and Negri’s “Empire.” Thanks for being a member of the Zero Books Club and for listening. Here is an excerpt from

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Zero Squared #119: How the Establishment Lost Control

Aug 3rd, 2017 | By

Chris Nineham is a founder member of the Stop the War Coalition. He was one of the organisers of the February 15th,2003 demonstration in London and central to the international co-ordination that led to the protests going global. His book How the Establishment Lost Control is due out from Zero Books on August 25th and

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