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Zero Squared #128: Antisemitism as a Symptom of Capitalism

Oct 19th, 2017 | By

Moishe Postone is a Western Marxist and a Professor of History at the University of Chicago and he is the author of the book Time, Labor and Social Domination a book that won the American Sociological Association’s prize in theory. Postone is the guest on this podcast and he discusses an essay he wrote entitled

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Symptomatic Redness: A Critique of Pankaj Mishra’s Age of Anger

Oct 12th, 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 episode features a critique of Pankaj Mishra’s Age of Anger. From the book

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Zero Squared #127: Nagle Answers Her Critics (Such as They Are)

Oct 5th, 2017 | By

Angela Nagle’s Kill All Normies earned her the title “an old leftist’s idea of what a young leftist should be” by her detractors and “one of the brightest lights in a new generation of left writers who have declared independence from intellectual conformity’ by her champions. We at Zero Books are proud to have published

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Zero Squared #126: Free Speech, Communism and the DSA

Sep 28th, 2017 | By

Adam Proctor is a scholar in Neo-Marxian state theory and class formation, labor history in the 20th century, and the development of racial formations. He is also a member of the DSA and the host of one the new leftist podcasts that make me feel old and out of touch. His Dead Pundits Society podcast

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Zero Squared #125: Overcoming Capitalism

Sep 15th, 2017 | By

Terry Tapp is an artist and writer living in New York City. Originally from Central Appalachia, Terry spent many years working trade jobs, wandering through the American south, all the while creating art and writing. His book A Serf’s Journal is a formidable first-hand account of American workers in Jeffersonville, Indiana, as they fought a

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Zero Squared #124: Should We Keep Free Speech?

Sep 7th, 2017 | By

C Derick Varn is back this week. Varn is a reader at Zero Books, a University lecturer and teacher, a poet, and a frequent guest on this podcast. This week we discuss John Stuart Mills arguments for Free Speech as compared to Marx’s arguments, the Black Bloc, and the idea of the memory hole. If

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Zero Squared #123: Gaffney Called Out

Aug 31st, 2017 | By

Frankie Gaffney is the guest this week, and he’s the author of the novel Dublin Seven and a writer for the Irish Times, the Dublin Inquirer, Broadsheet and many other publications. In May this year, he wrote a piece for the Irish Times entitled Identity Politics is Utterly Ineffective at Anything Other than Dividing People

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Zero Squared #122: Lacan’s Television

Aug 25th, 2017 | By

Vakhtang Gomelauri is a therapist and self-proclaimed psychoanalyst working in NYC who is influenced by the ideas of the Jacques Lacan and this week he’s stopped by to discuss the book Television by Jacques Lacan, and the televised broadcast that the book is based on. If you’re looking for a book to help you understand

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Zero Squared #121: Realizing Liberal Values?

Aug 17th, 2017 | By

C Derick Varn is the guest this week. Varn is a reader at Zero Books, a University lecturer and teacher, a poet, and a frequent guest on this podcast and many others. This week we discuss the contradictions in liberalism and debate whether the goal of Marx was to realize or abandon liberal values. If

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Zero Squared #120: Why did leftists head to 8chan?

Aug 10th, 2017 | By

An anonymous member of leftypol is the guest on this week’s Zero Books podcast. According to the website Know Your Meme leftypol “consists of users who sympathizes with communist ideology and viewpoint. Although many of the memes are centered around the USSR and Albania, almost all the users are opposed to both the USSR and

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