Archive for September 2017

Review of Lenin Lives!

Sep 28th, 2017 | By

Review of Lenin Lives -by Reid Kane Kotlas (originally published on Amazon) I can think of no other way to describe Cunliffe’s remarkable book than as a work of historical significance. That may seem to be a premature assessment, but the force of its argument is that profound, and matched only by the accessible and

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Zero Squared #126: Free Speech, Communism and the DSA

Sep 28th, 2017 | By

Adam Proctor is a scholar in Neo-Marxian state theory and class formation, labor history in the 20th century, and the development of racial formations. He is also a member of the DSA and the host of one the new leftist podcasts that make me feel old and out of touch. His Dead Pundits Society podcast

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Inside Zero Books #47: Nagle Responds to Critics (preview)

Sep 24th, 2017 | By

This episode of Inside Zero Books features a conversation with Kill All Normies author Angela Nagle. We discuss the seeming willful misreadings of her book and the outsized influence twitter warriors seem to have on purportedly “socialist” or “Marxist” periodicals. In the weeks to come more of this conversation will be released through the main

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Inside Zero Books #46: Terry Tapp Continued

Sep 18th, 2017 | By

This Inside Zero Books podcast features the second half of a conversation with the author Terry Tapp whose book A Serf’s Journal is due out from Zero Books in November. Terry Tapp is an artist and writer living in New York City. Originally from Central Appalachia, Terry spent many years working trade jobs, wandering through

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Zero Squared #125: Overcoming Capitalism

Sep 15th, 2017 | By

Terry Tapp is an artist and writer living in New York City. Originally from Central Appalachia, Terry spent many years working trade jobs, wandering through the American south, all the while creating art and writing. His book A Serf’s Journal is a formidable first-hand account of American workers in Jeffersonville, Indiana, as they fought a

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Inside Zero Books #45: More on Free Speech w/Varn

Sep 11th, 2017 | By

C Derrick Varn continues ranting about Free Speech and the contradictions on the left and right. Varn is a reader at Zero Books, a poet, podcast celebrity, reddit star, and hot head. Here’s a quote from JS Mill on why even the worst opinions and arguments deserve to be debated: “The assumption that we are

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Zero Squared #124: Should We Keep Free Speech?

Sep 7th, 2017 | By

C Derick Varn is back this week. Varn is a reader at Zero Books, a University lecturer and teacher, a poet, and a frequent guest on this podcast. This week we discuss John Stuart Mills arguments for Free Speech as compared to Marx’s arguments, the Black Bloc, and the idea of the memory hole. If

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Inside Zero Books #44: Does Free Speech Work?

Sep 3rd, 2017 | By

This week’s Inside Zero Books features an intergenerational debate between a Millennial and a Slacker on the topic of Free Speech. Is concern about protecting free speech merely a liberal/centrist notion or is it there something radical about free speech? “He who knows only his own side of the case knows little of that. His

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