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David Harvey Responds

Apr 2nd, 2015 | By

A few weeks back Zero Squared featured a conversation with the Marxist economist Andrew Kliman about a pair of essays he’d written for the New Left Project in response to a paper the geographer and Marxist David Harvey had posted online. The paper was entitled Crisis Theory and the Falling Rate of Profit and Andrew Kliman’s

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Zero Squared #13: Heavy Radicals

Apr 1st, 2015 | By

Aaron Leonard is the guest this week and we discuss his book Heavy Radicals which was published by Zero Books in February. With the subtile: The FBI’s Secret War on America’s Maoists, Aaron Leonard’s book covers Maoism in America from the 60s through to 1980. Sarah Khan at the Washington Book Review praised the book.

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Win a free copy of Rebel Rebel

Mar 26th, 2015 | By

Do you want to win a free copy of Chris O’Leary’s Rebel Rebel? is offering a free copy if you win the Fake Bowie Album contest. Here’s the explanation from Chris as posted at the site: There are 10 Bowie studio albums issued between 1967 and 1976: David Bowie, Space Oddity (officially David Bowie),

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Zero Squared #12: Rebel Rebel

Mar 25th, 2015 | By

Chris O’Leary is the guest this week and we discuss his book Rebel Rebel which is coming from Zero Books in two days. With the tag line: “Every single song. Everything you want to know, everything you didn’t know” the book catalogs all of Bowie’s songs from 1964 through 1976. The Cultural Critic Mark Dery

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The Real Thing: Zero Books Capital Reading Group

Mar 22nd, 2015 | By

Join Andrew Kliman, Andy Marshall and Douglas Lain as we tackle the third chapter of Marx’s Capital: Volume One. We’ll cover coins, gold, hoarding, value, linen and bibles as we discuss “Money, Or the Circulation of Commodities.” Excerpt: It is not money that renders commodities commensurable. Just the contrary. It is because all commodities, as

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Zero Squared #11: Marxist Entertainment

Mar 18th, 2015 | By

Andrew Kliman is the guest this week and we discuss his essay at the New Left Project entitled “Harvey Versus Marx On Capitalism’s Crises Part 1: Getting Marx Wrong.” The Harvey in this essay is the prominent Marxist Geographer David Harvey and not Harvey the rabbit, just in case you’re wondering. In the last week

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Overidentification and the Coca-Cola Kid

Mar 12th, 2015 | By

“You’ve got life by the throat when you’re drinking Coke!” – fictional Coca-Cola jingle from the 1985 cult classic The Coca-Cola Kid Here’s a question that plagues what I’ll call the Facebook Left and probably nobody else: “Who or what is the revolutionary subject today?” Couched this way it’s an abstract question, one that seems

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Zero Squared #10: Night of the World

Mar 11th, 2015 | By

Frank Smecker is the guest this week and we discuss his book Night of the World which came out from Zero Books in 2014. Todd McGowan (author of Enjoying What We Don’t Have: The Political Project of Psychoanalysis) blurbed the book. He wrote: Night of the World seamlessly weaves through complex philosophical conjunctions and cultural

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The Real Thing: Capital Reading Group #3

Mar 8th, 2015 | By

This week Andrew Kliman and Andy Marshall return to discuss Karl Marx’s Capital Volume 1, Chapter 2. Feel free to watch this live or to return to it later on youtube. The subject of Chapter 2 is money, and that’s a topic that I’m sure you’re all interested in.

Pushback on Peter Rollins

Mar 6th, 2015 | By

Since the interview with Peter Rollins on 4/3/15 I’ve received a bit of flak. Nothing too mean spirited really. In fact, almost all of it has come to me in the form of what I’d call comradely criticism. The issues raised, especially the issues raised by Patrick Holt, are important ones. So, to begin with,

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