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Zero Squared #115: The Evergreen Struggle Sessions

Jun 21st, 2017 | By

This week’s episode of the Zero Books podcast features a conversation with Professor Pete Bohmer from Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington. Evergreen has been in the news lately as students have protested professor Brett Weinstein over an email he sent to a private faculty list. In the email Weinstein objected to the students reversing

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Zero Squared #114: Comey’s Dismissal and Trump’s Incompetence

Jun 15th, 2017 | By

Margaret Kimberley discusses the dismissal of Comey, the character of Trump, and how the left needs to break with the DNC. A regular columnist for the Black Agenda Report, Margaret Kimberley is also a regular guest on the podcast. It’s Wednesday, June 14th, 2016 and I’m Douglas Lain the publisher of Zero Books and the

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Zero Books Posadist Special

Jun 8th, 2017 | By

This week’s Zero Books podcast features a conversation with Comrade Communicator from the Intergalactic Worker’s League. Posadism is an ideology or movement born out of the Fourth International and headed by a certain J. Posadas, who, (per wikipedia) tried to create a synthesis of Trotskyism and Ufology. Posadas’ most prominent thesis from this perspective was

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Zero Squared #112: Reframing Trump

May 31st, 2017 | By

Chris Cutrone is the founder and President of the Platypus Affiliated Society. He is also the author of the rather infamous essay “Why Not Trump?” and he recently led a panel discussion entitled “The Crisis of Neoliberalism” as part of the Platypus Affiliated Society’s third European Conference and will be leading a panel discussion at

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Zero Squared #111: Michael Tracey on Russia Collusion and Obstruction

May 24th, 2017 | By

Michael Tracey is a reporter for TYT politics and a freelance journalist who has written for Vice, The Nation, Rolling Stone, the Washington Post, The Intercept, and The New Republic, along with many other publications. He has also been a skeptic of what he calls Trump hysteria and the Russia conspiracy, and on this week’s

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Zero Squared #110: Dark Matters

May 18th, 2017 | By

Nick Dunn is a professor of Urban Design at Lancaster University. He is formerly of the Manchester School of Architecture where he was Principal Lecturer, Director of Studies and Co-director of the [Re_Map] atelier, whose research is concerned with the mapping and representation of urban networks, data and conditions. His book Dark Matters: A Manifesto

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Zero Squared #109: The Overculture Bites Back

May 10th, 2017 | By

David Auerbach is a freelance columnist and gadfly who has written for the LA Review of Books, Slate, the American Reader, and many other publications. He is a former software engineer based in New York, and a fellow at the think tank New America. We discuss his recent blog posts entitled Trump Diaries as well

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Zero Squared #108: The Subject of Capitalism

May 3rd, 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 the theory. In this episode of Zero Squared, Postone discusses whether the working class is the

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Inside Zero Books #32: Varn and the Kitchen Sink

Apr 29th, 2017 | By

This week’s Inside Zero Books podcast features a preamble conversation that starts with Zizek and ends with Santa Claus. The idea in this episode is to understand the difference between an idea and a material condition, but along the way Varn discusses Jordan Peterson, identity politics, the Labor Theory of Value and bourgeois family values.

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Zero Squared #107: Deconstructing Dirty Dancing

Apr 27th, 2017 | By

Stephen Lee Naish’s writing explores film, politics, and popular culture and the places where they converge. His essays have appeared in numerous journals and periodicals, including The Quietus, Empty Mirror, and 3:AM and his book Deconstructing Dirty Dancing is out now from Zero Books. Liza Palmer, Managing Editor of The Moving Image, reviewed the book

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