Archive for February 2019

Zero Squared #189: Free Speech Debate (pt. 2) [teaser]

Feb 20th, 2019 | By

Derick Varn is a reader at Zero Books, the host of Symptomatic Redness, and my nemesis. In this episode you’ll hear the second half of our debate the question of Free Speech as it relates to our mutual ill-defined Marxist socialism. This is part two of a two-part conversation and is available in full for

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Symptomatic Redness: Donald Parkinson (pt. 2) [teaser]

Feb 17th, 2019 | By

In this episode of Symptomatic Redness Parkinson covers the question of Republicanism and Communist Republicanism. Derick and Donald discuss the history of the internationals and the SPD, anti-imperialism, and the question of the Great War. Also covered: Marx on India and Ireland, immigration, and dialectics. This is a teaser. The full episode is available to

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Zero Squared #188: A Free Speech Debate

Feb 14th, 2019 | By

Derick Varn is a reader at Zero Books, the host of Symptomatic Redness, and my nemesis. In this episode of Zero Squared Derick and I debate the question of Free Speech as it relates to our mutual ill-defined Marxist socialism. This is part one of a two-part conversation and is available for free. The second

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Symptomatic Redness: Swampside and Parkinson

Feb 11th, 2019 | By

This week’s Symptomatic Redness features a conversation with Donald Parkinson. Parkinson was formerly of the Communist League of Tampa and the Swampside podcast, and he discusses the state of the radical socialist left today. Swampside Chats is the podcast where, every week, communists shoot the shit about current events, history, political economy, and theory. “You

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Zero Squared #187: Critical Humanism [teaser]

Feb 7th, 2019 | By

Ashley Frawley is a frequent guest on Sky News and the BBC, she is the author of the Semiotics of Happiness, and she’s on the editorial team at Zero Books. This week she also the guest on the podcast as we discuss the need for a recommitment to a critical humanism, the question of human

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Alternatives: Conspiracy Theories Left and Right [teaser]

Feb 2nd, 2019 | By

C Derick Varn and JG Michaels investigate the difference between left and right-wing conspiracy theories. Covering everything from anti-vaccination conspiracies, communist fluoride, 9/11 Truth, Peak Oil, and the social sorting that occurred in the aughts. This episode is available in full on our Patreon feed.