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Inside Zero Books #31: More Contrary Points

Apr 22nd, 2017 | By

This week’s Inside Zero Books podcast features the second half of a conversation with Nick from the youtube channel Contrapoints. Nick and I discuss the Amazing Atheist, Black Lives Matter, a genderqueer youtuber named Milo, and the Youtubepocalypse. In the weeks to come podcast guests will include Nick Dunn whose book Dark Matters explores the

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Zero Squared #106: Contrary Points on Identity

Apr 19th, 2017 | By

Nick is the genderqueer self-described mangirl/degenerate PhD dropout behind the smart and funny Youtube channel Contrapoints. Nick is also the guest on this week’s podcast. This is part one of a two part conversation. If you’d like to hear the second half think about joining the Zero Books Club. Zero Books Club members receive access

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Inside Zero Books #30: Black Bloc (pt. 2)

Apr 16th, 2017 | By

This week’s Inside Zero Books features the second half of a conversation Justin Murphy. Murphy is a lecturer in political science, a participant in the Anti-Fascist movement, and an occasional practitioner of Black Bloc tactics. Thanks for listening and thanks for being a Zero Books Club member.



Zero Squared #105: Examining the Black Bloc

Apr 13th, 2017 | By

Justin Murphy is a lecturer in political science, a participant in the Anti-Fascist movement, and an occasional practitioner of Black Bloc tactics. In this episode Justin discusses some of the uses and limitations of the Black Bloc. This is part one of a two part conversation. If you’d like to hear the second half think

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Inside Zero Books #29: More Uncertain Futures

Apr 8th, 2017 | By

This episode of Zero Books is the second hour of a conversation with the author Edmund Berger about his book “Uncertain Futures.” In this episode Berger discusses the travails of activism the trap and temptation of reformist politics. Also, Berger puts up with Doug’s reminiscing about his glory days in the 90s with a demonstration

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Zero Squared #104: Uncertain Futures

Apr 6th, 2017 | By

Edmund Berger is the guest this week. Berger is an independent writer, researcher, and activist living in Louisville, Kentucky. He blogs intermittently at Deterritorial Investigations Unit and Synthetic Zero, and his first book, entitled Uncertain Futures, provides a detailed look into the economic and political conditions of our present moment from a Marxist perspective. David

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Symptomatic Redness: Tribalism (pt 2)

Apr 1st, 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 is the second half of the first episode of the reboot. Amogh and

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Symptomatic Redness: Tribalism

Mar 29th, 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 first podcast of Symptomatic Redness hosted by Zero Books features Amogh Sahu interviewing

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Inside Zero Books #28: Norman Continues

Mar 25th, 2017 | By

The second half of a conversation with Norman Finkelstein is featured in this week’s Inside Zero Books podcast. Finkelstein discusses white racism, Obama’s “brilliance,” Marx’s law of Capitalist accumulation, and Mao’s stance on free speech issues and the importance of intellectual freedom. About half-way through you’ll find this quote from Capital, Volume 1, set to

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Zero Squared #103: Norman Finkelstein on Academic Freedom

Mar 22nd, 2017 | By

Norman Finkelstein is a controversial figure on the left and he’s the guest this week. However, while Finkelstein is famous for his books about the Israel/Palestine conflict, we don’t discuss that topic, but instead discuss a book he’s working on entitled On Academic Freedom. Finkelstein has taught political theory for years. A former Maoist he

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