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Zero Squared #151: Revolutionary Keywords

Apr 26th, 2018 | By

Ian Parker is an activist and academic, a revolutionary Marxist, and practising Lacanian psychoanalyst in Manchester, involved in various political movements in the past forty years. He is also the guest this week as we discuss his book Revolutionary Keywords for the New Left. Next week Deborah Levitt will be on to discuss her book

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Zero Squared #150: Teen Sex, Poetry, and Endless War

Apr 20th, 2018 | By

C Derick Varn is an emerging poet, professional teacher, and arm-chair theorist. He is a member of the Zero Books team. He is also the guest this week as we discuss late 90s ‘zine culture, historical developments in teen sexuality, how it is that talking about the war on terror produces “evergreen” content, and his

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Zero Squared #149: Video Games are Right Wing?

Apr 12th, 2018 | By

Alfie Bown is the author of The Playstation Dreamworld, a philosophy of games and politics and Enjoying It: Candy Crush and Capitalism. Along with being a theorist on video game culture, he has recently started writing for the Guardian. He recently wrote a review of Ready Player One entitled “Steven Spielberg’s film portrays video gamers

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Zero Squared #148: Pleasure in an Age of Consent

Apr 6th, 2018 | By

Professor Heidi Matthews (@Heidi__Matthews on twitter) researches and teaches in the areas of international criminal law, the law of war, international legal history and political theory. She is an assistant professor at Osgoode Hall Law School and recently she wrote an essay for Aeon magazine entitled “How do we understand sexual pleasure in this age

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Zero Squared #147: Capitalism and Call Out

Mar 30th, 2018 | By

Shaun Scott is a Seattle-based writer, historian, and filmmaker. He is the author of the e-book Something Better: Millennials and Late Capitalism at the Movies. He’s a columnist for City Arts Magazine and, in February, he wrote a column entitled ” In Defense of Call-out Culture.” He is also the author of Millennials and the

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Symptomatic Redness: The DSA Redux

Mar 22nd, 2018 | By

John Michael Colón is a member of the DSA, a writer for In These Times and the Brooklyn Rail, and the guest on this episode of Symptomatic Redness. Symptomatic Redness is a show on political economy and historical analysis hosted by C. Derick Varn and Amogh Sahu. Varn and Sahu either talk to each other

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Zero Squared #146: Chomsky Responds

Mar 16th, 2018 | By

Chris Knight is currently senior research fellow in the department of anthropology at University College, London, focusing his research on the evolutionary emergence of human language and symbolic culture. He lives in London. His book Decoding Chomsky came out from Yale University Press in 2016 and was recently released in paperback. Since the book first

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The Other Future and The West Virginia Teachers’ Strike

Mar 12th, 2018 | By

Terry Tapp interviews Kim Jones, preschool teaching assistant, in West Virginia during the successful wildcat strike of March 2018. On Tuesday, after the strike ended, Kim wrote: “We won, in the big picture, the day we walked out. Because we started a rowdy conversation about economic justice that stretched around the world. And we did

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Zero Squared #145: Thaddeus Russell against Rationalism

Mar 8th, 2018 | By

Thaddeus Russell is a historian, author, and professor. He has taught history, American Studies, and the history of philosophy at Columbia University, Barnard College, and the New School for Social Research. He is also the host of the Unregistered Podcast and the guest on this week’s podcast. While we start off discussing the anti-SJW industry

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Symptomatic Redness: Marxism and Religion

Feb 28th, 2018 | By

Symptomatic Redness is a show about political economics and historical analysis. Hosted by C. Derick Varn and Amogh Sahu the show is sometimes a dialogue between the hosts and sometimes features interviews with activists and academics. This month’s Symptomatic Redness features a conversation about Marx and Marxism’s relationship with religion. The podcast circles around the

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