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Zero Squared #183: Hegel, Gradualism, and Revolution [Teaser]

Jan 10th, 2019 | By

Ben Burgis Returns this week as we discuss Hegel’s logic and his critique of gradualism, the question of revolutionary transition, and whether or not Charlie Brown is bald. If you’re a patron of the Zero Books podcast and you’re listening to the Patreon feed, you’re about to hear a two-hour conversation. If you’re listening to

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Symptomatic Redness: Haider’s “Mistaken Identity”

Jan 6th, 2019 | By

Symptomatic Redness is a podcast about political economy and historical analysis hosted by C. Derick Varn and Amogh Sahu and this week’s teaser features a discussion of Assad Haider’s book “Mistaken Identity.” The entire conversation is available through our Patreon feed. Patreon supporters get access to an episode of the Zero Books podcast and Symptomatic

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Zero Squared #182: Holding Onto Enlightenment Values?

Jan 3rd, 2019 | By

C Derick Varn is the guest this week as we finally got around to discussing our differences on the topic of liberal values and the future of the enlightenment project. Specifically, we discussed Immanuel Kant’s essay “What is Enlightenment?” along with Theodor Adorno’s Negative Dialectics. It’s an interesting time. Some of you may know that

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Zero Squared Christmas Special

Dec 25th, 2018 | By

This episode of the Zero Books podcast features a conversation with Harvey Kaye about the British Marxist Historians. It is also a holiday special and you can hear the Lain family reacting to the annual endurance of the Star Wars Holiday Special in this week’s introductory remarks. From the book jacket of Harvey Kaye’s book

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Zero Squared #181: Yellow Vests and the Left

Dec 20th, 2018 | By

Margaret Kimberley is a columnist and editor for the Black Agenda report and a longtime friend of the podcast. This week she returns to discuss Yellow Vests, open borders, inequality and the need to develop an alternative to capitalism. The second half of this conversation will be available to our Patreon supporters. Starting in the

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Zero Squared #180: Give Them An Argument

Dec 17th, 2018 | By

Ben Burgis is a philosophy professor at Rutgers, a science fiction writer whose work has appeared in publications such as Tor.com and in Prime Books, and he is most importantly the author of Give Them An Argument: Logic for the Left which is due out next year from Zero Books. In this episode Burgis shows

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Symptomatic Redness: Russia, Russia, Russia

Dec 6th, 2018 | By

C Derick Varn interviews Sean Guillory from the podcast “Sean’s Russia Blog” about US Russiaphobia, the lingering trauma of Donald Trump, and the new xenophobia. Sean’s Russia provides a space for the academics and other thinkers to express their views and contribute to the larger public discussion on the region and gives the public access

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Zero Squared #179: Fully Automated Revolution?

Nov 29th, 2018 | By

This week’s podcasts features a conversation with Benjamin Reynolds, whose book The Coming Revolution was published last June by Zero Books. We discuss Fully Automated Luxury Gay Communism, value theory, labor vouchers, and socialism as a political project. If you’re a fan of this podcast you should consider becoming a patron of the cast through

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Zero Squared #178: The American Left Tradition

Nov 22nd, 2018 | By

Harvey J Kaye is currently the Director of the Center for History and Social Change at the University of Wisconsin–Green Bay. He is the author of The Fight for the Four Freedoms, Thomas Paine and the Promise of America, “Why do Ruling Classes Fear History” and Other Questions and many other books, including one that

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Zero Squared #177: The Beauty of Class

Nov 15th, 2018 | By

Walter Benn Michaels is a well known literary theorist and the author of political books such as The Trouble with Diversity: How We Learned to Love Identity and essays like The Beauty of a Social Problem. He is a controversial guest and one I was glad to talk to especially in the context of the

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