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Zero Squared #196: More On Exchange Value with Ben [teaser]

Apr 18th, 2019 | By

Benjamin Lain is a math and computer science student at the University of Oregon, a member of the YDS, and my son. In this episode of the Zero Books podcast we continue our conversation about Karl Marx, Capital, and an essay by professor Mark Worrell entitled “A Faint Rattling: A Research Note on Marx’s Theory

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Symptomatic Redness: Left Anchor (pt. 2) [teaser]

Apr 15th, 2019 | By

Derick Varn continues his interview with the hosts of the Left Anchor podcast. Ryan Cooper & Alexi the Greek discuss teacher strikes, the popularity of unions, political action, and the tendency to push the economic history of America to the side. This week’s Symptomatic Redness is available in full for our Patrons. If you enjoy

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Zero Squared #195: The Death of the Trump/Russia Conspiracy Theory

Apr 12th, 2019 | By

Michael Tracey is a freelance journalist who has written for publications including VICE, The Daily Beast, The American Conservative, and The Guardian and he was formerly a reporter for TYT. Tracey is also a member of a small set of leftish Russia collusion skeptics. He’s on the list that includes Glenn Greenwald, Matt Taibbi, and

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Symptomatic Redness: Left Anchor and Left Podcasting

Apr 9th, 2019 | By

Derick Varn interviews the hosts (Ryan Cooper & Alexi the Greek) of the Left Anchor podcast about the state of the Left and left media, social democracy, and ideology. What is the difference between democrat socialism and social democracy? How significant is democracy for the left? This week’s Symptomatic Redness is available in full for

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Zero Squared #194: David Harvey, Marx’s Value, and Exchange pt. 1 [teaser]

Apr 4th, 2019 | By

Benjamin Lain (@chickenfrend) is an undergraduate math and computer science student at the University of Oregon, a member of the U of O’s YDS chapter, and my oldest son. This week he joins me to discuss Marx’s theory of Value, David Harvey, and an essay by professor Mark Worrell entitled “A Faint Rattling: A Research

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Symptomatic Redness: Tad Tietze on Anti-Politics (part 2) [teaser]

Apr 1st, 2019 | By

Derick Varn continues his conversation withTad Tietze about anti-politics. Tietze blogs at Left Flank, tweets as @Dr_Tad, and has a book coming out from Verso books. From an essay by Tietze and Elizabeth Humphrys: Anti-politics and the Illusions of Neoliberalism We live in anti-political times. After a twentieth century in which Western societies experienced the

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Zero Squared #193: Social Democracy and Dead Pundits

Mar 28th, 2019 | By

Adam Proctor is the host of the Dead Pundits society and the guest on this week’s episode of the Zero Squared podcast. Adam and I discuss just what a social democrat looks like, the base vs. superstructure split, crass economism, and today’s socialism. This week’s podcast is available in full. Our Patreon supporters get access

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Symptomatic Redness: Tad Tietze on Anti-Politics

Mar 25th, 2019 | By

Derick Varn talks to Tad Tietze about anti-politics. Tietze blogs at Left Flank, tweets as @Dr_Tad, and has a book coming out from Verso books. From an essay by Tietze and Elizabeth Humphrys: Anti-politics and the Illusions of Neoliberalism We live in anti-political times. After a twentieth century in which Western societies experienced the rise and

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Zero Squared #192: Stepp’d n Blood [teaser]

Mar 21st, 2019 | By

Andrew Wallis is a freelance journalist, academic, and author, and a leading expert in the African Great Lakes Region, especially Rwanda. His previous book, “Silent Accomplice: The role of France in the Rwandan genocide’ was praised as a ‘damning new book’ by the New York Review of Books, and his new book Stepp’d in Blood

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Symptomatic Redness: Jamie Curcio on Philosophy and Fiction [teaser]

Mar 17th, 2019 | By

This week’s Symptomatic Redness is available in full for our Patreon supporters. The co-founder of the “Evolving Media Network” media collective, author of the novel Join My Cult! (published by New Falcon Press) and the founder of the band Babalon. His nonfiction work includes works of philosophy, mysticism, myth, and psychology and his first full

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