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Zero Squared #95: Žižek and the Double Blackmail

Jan 11th, 2017 | By

Slavoj Žižek is the guest this week as we discuss the flak he’s received for a few of his Lacanian interventions into politics recently, Marx’s Labor Theory of Value, and his most current book Against the Double Blackmail. “[A]n urgent and entertaining diagnosis of the ongoing refugee crisis and global terror threat, highlighting the glaring

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Zero Squared #90: From 4Chan to the White House?

Nov 23rd, 2016 | By

Angela Nagle is a writer based in Ireland. Her work has appeared in the Irish Times, the Dublin Review of Books, and the Atlantic. Her article “The New Man of 4Chan” for the Baffler was the basis for a book coming out from Zero Books next year tentatively titled “Kill All Normies: The online culture

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Zero Squared #83: Taste the Vapor

Sep 8th, 2016 | By

Grafton Tanner is a writer and musician from Georgia. His writing has appeared in Paste magazine, Film Matters, and The Blue Indian, and his debut book, Babbling Corpse: Vaporwave and the Commodification of Ghosts, was published by Zero Books on June 24, 2016 Thanks go out to Mir B, Seamus M, Paul H, Mathieu D,

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Standing with Slavoj Žižek and Against an Illness on the Left

May 27th, 2016 | By

This year’s Left Forum was, in many ways, identical to last year’s forum. It was held at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice again, the panels and tables were peopled by all the same liberal and sectarian groups, and the array of issues covered were the same as always. For example, there were panels

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Zero Squared #35: Nuclear Power and Climate Change

Sep 9th, 2015 | By

Leigh Phillips is a science writer and EU affairs journalist. His writing has appeared in Nature, the Guardian, Scientific American, and the Daily Telegraph and this week we continue our conversation about his book Austerity Ecology and the Collapse Porn Addicts  which is coming from Zero Books in October. According to Phillips: modernity is not the cause

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Zero Squared #9: Magic Tricks and the Big Other

Mar 4th, 2015 | By

Peter Rollins is the guest this week and we discuss his book The Divine Magician: The Disappearance of Religion and the Discovery of Faith which came out from Howard Books, an imprint of Simon and Schuster, in January of this year (2015). Rob Bell, the author of Velvet Elvis, blurbed the book this way: What

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Zero Squared #5: Darwin and the Death of God

Feb 4th, 2015 | By

James Morrow is the guest this week. Morrow is a novelist and literary science fiction writer whose most well known work is probably the novel Towing Jehovah and this week we discuss his newest book, out from St. Martin’s Press, Galapagos Regained. Publisher’s Weekly described this new novel as “a comic blend of Victorian science

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Zero Squared #4: The Semiotics of Happiness

Jan 28th, 2015 | By

Ashley Frawley is the guest this week. Frawley is a lecturer at Swansea University, her book “The Semiotics of Happiness” is coming out from Bloomsbury in February, and we discuss how happiness was made into a political problem in the UK and how the aim of increasing “happiness” has become a substitute for real progressive

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Eddie the Kid: Sexual Violence, Socialism and the Left

Feb 26th, 2013 | By

Guest Post by Leo Zeilig I have spent most of my adult life in a far-left organisation. The party’s organisers—my comrades—are strong and dedicated fighters against sexism. My earliest memories in the party are of clear and sharp reprimands when I spoke of women as ‘girls’, or, on one occasion, as a new member, spoke about

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Cloud Time by Rob Coley and Dean Lockwood

Jul 25th, 2012 | By

978-1-78099-095-8, $14.95, £9.99 With the cloud, we have certainly entered into what China Mieville dubs the ‘Tentacular Novum’. Even as businesses and consumers embrace it, the cloud remains an unknown force. It is an overdetermined, unutterable power of transformation, an escapee from the ‘prison-house of the known’ as Lovecraft had it. Infused within the fabric

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