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Inside Zero Books # 39: Negating the Negation

Jul 23rd, 2017 | By

This week’s Inside Zero books features a conversation with University of Oregon undergrad Benjamin Lain on the topic of the Negation of the Negation. Various philosophers and radicals are covered including Hegel, Marx, Zizek and Raya Dunayevskaya. There is also a conversation on Alfred Hitchcock’s “Vertigo,” the need for organizing, and the sublation of private

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Symptomatic Redness: Symbolic Kinship (pt. 2)

Jul 20th, 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 podcast of Symptomatic Redness hosted by Zero Books is a continuation of a

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Zero Squared #118: Tweets, White Genocide, and Free Speech

Jul 14th, 2017 | By

George Ciccariello-Maher is a professor of Politics and Global Studies at Drexel University, the author of We Created Chavez: A People’s History of the Venezuelan Revolution, and at the center of ongoing twitter storms. On Christmas Eve of 2016 the professor tweeted “All I Want for Christmas is White Genocide” and in March of of

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Inside Zero Books #38: RL Stephens Interview (pt 2)

Jul 11th, 2017 | By

The second half of a conversation with RL Stephens is available for Zero Books club members in this late edition of the Inside Zero Books podcast. Here is an excerpt and a link to RL Stephen’s essayThe Birthmark of Damnation: Ta-Nehisi Coates and the Black Body In a widely replicated gesture, Coates locates the experience

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Zero Squared #117: Beyond the Black Body (pt. 1)

Jul 6th, 2017 | By

RL Stephens is an organizer in Chicago, founding editor of Orchestrated Pulse, and the A. Philip Randolph Fellow at Jacobin. His essay The Birthmark of Damnation: Ta-Nehisi Coates and the Black Body was published in May at Viewpoint Magazine and is the topic for this week’s Zero Books podcast. It’s Wednesday, July 5th, 2017 and

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Inside Zero Books # 37: IdPol and Workerism

Jul 2nd, 2017 | By

In this week’s Inside Zero Books podcast C Derick Varn returns to discuss IdPol and workerism. Topics covered include the rise of the DSA, the failure of the left in the 20th century, the problem of capitalism, and how and why we’re seeing a turn to the right. Varn also discusses Mark Fisher’s essay “Exiting

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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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