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Review of Lenin Lives!

Sep 28th, 2017 | By

Review of Lenin Lives -by Reid Kane Kotlas (originally published on Amazon) I can think of no other way to describe Cunliffe’s remarkable book than as a work of historical significance. That may seem to be a premature assessment, but the force of its argument is that profound, and matched only by the accessible and

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A Call For Introductory Theory and Philosophical Novellas

Feb 4th, 2016 | By

In the last few weeks the Zero Squared podcast has featured unusual guests, guests who were not always strictly of or from the left/Marxist tradition that Zero Books embraces. This was undertaken in an effort to discover what ideas current left intellectuals (we writers and thinkers of the left who so easily embraced Alexis Tsipras,

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Radical Publishing and Contradictions in Clickbait

May 11th, 2015 | By

This is a rough draft for a presentation to be given at the start of a Panel Discussion at the Left Forum at the end of May. The panel is entitled Radical Publishing: Contradictions in Clickbait and will feature Aaron Leonard, Michael Thomsen, and Johan Kugelberg as participants. I (Douglas Lain) will be the moderator

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New Guidelines for Fiction at Zero Books

Apr 9th, 2015 | By

While being interviewed by the Paris Review in 1990 the novelist and Platonist philosopher Iris Murdoch was asked the following question: Should the novelist also be a moralist and teacher? Murdoch’s answer was that a fiction writer should avoid didactic aims but should embrace the role of the moralist, if not entirely then at least

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eBook Price Promotion: The Prisoner’s Dilemma – Sean Stuart O’Connor

May 15th, 2013 | By

eBook: 978-1-78099-626-4 | $0.99  |  £0.99 for ONE week only from 15/05/13 – 22/05/13 on all supported platforms What a great first novel…a real pleasure to read – William Boyd Over 20 positive customer reviews on Amazon alone! 978-1-78099-741-4 (Hardcover) £12.99 $22.95 978-1-78099-740-7 (eBook) £6.99 $9.99 (normal eBook price will resume after promotion period) A claustrophobic and fast-moving game

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Publishing April: Can The Market Speak? – Campbell Jones

Apr 3rd, 2013 | By

Chapter One – The spirit is a bone If ‘the market’ is an ever present reality in daily life today, it is a mysterious and enigmatic presence. Being at once omnipresent yet ineffable, it is not surprising that attempts to symbolise the market have been so fantastic. This book investigates the idea that the market

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An essential guide to those technological totems and taboos which help us navigate the chaotic terrain of today’s mediascape.

Mar 25th, 2013 | By

The Totem Redux The totem is dead and buried; both as a way to help organize social cohesion (for participants) and as a model for the mapping of any given group (for observers). After all, it has been over half a century since the doyen of structuralist anthropology, Claude Levi-Strauss delivered his influential funeral oration

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Hungry Capital – Luigi Russi

Mar 15th, 2013 | By

Russi issues a stark warning, as he identifies how the drive for profits and the deregulation of commodity trading are re-shaping the business strategies of the large corporations who procure, broker and reassemble our food. The result is the acceleration of the ecological crises facing the food supply. David Barling, Reader in Food Policy, City

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The Prince and the Wolf, Graham Harman

Feb 26th, 2013 | By

WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING ABOUT – THE PRINCE AND THE WOLF Too often debates are sterile. Each participant lines up behind the other, each with their own point of view. All is on show but nothing much happens. This debate is different. Something happened. Nigel Thrift, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Warwick Author of Non-representational Theory: Space, Politics,

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Circus Philosophicus, Graham Harman

Feb 7th, 2013 | By

The Ferris Wheel Imagine a gigantic ferris wheel of many miles in diameter. The wheel would be lodged in a massive trench in the earth, with the hub at ground level. At all times half of the wheel would be above ground and half beneath the surface. Over the course of twelve or fourteen hours,

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