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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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Zero Squared #119: How the Establishment Lost Control

Aug 3rd, 2017 | By

Chris Nineham is a founder member of the Stop the War Coalition. He was one of the organisers of the February 15th,2003 demonstration in London and central to the international co-ordination that led to the protests going global. His book How the Establishment Lost Control is due out from Zero Books on August 25th and

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Inside Zero Books # 39: Negating the Negation

Jul 23rd, 2017 | By

This week’s Inside Zero books features a conversation with University of Oregon undergrad Benjamin Lain on the topic of the Negation of the Negation. Various philosophers and radicals are covered including Hegel, Marx, Zizek and Raya Dunayevskaya. There is also a conversation on Alfred Hitchcock’s “Vertigo,” the need for organizing, and the sublation of private

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Symptomatic Redness: Symbolic Kinship (pt. 2)

Jul 20th, 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 podcast of Symptomatic Redness hosted by Zero Books is a continuation of a

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Zero Squared #118: Tweets, White Genocide, and Free Speech

Jul 14th, 2017 | By

George Ciccariello-Maher is a professor of Politics and Global Studies at Drexel University, the author of We Created Chavez: A People’s History of the Venezuelan Revolution, and at the center of ongoing twitter storms. On Christmas Eve of 2016 the professor tweeted “All I Want for Christmas is White Genocide” and in March of of

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Zero Squared #117: Beyond the Black Body (pt. 1)

Jul 6th, 2017 | By

RL Stephens is an organizer in Chicago, founding editor of Orchestrated Pulse, and the A. Philip Randolph Fellow at Jacobin. His essay The Birthmark of Damnation: Ta-Nehisi Coates and the Black Body was published in May at Viewpoint Magazine and is the topic for this week’s Zero Books podcast. It’s Wednesday, July 5th, 2017 and

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Zero Squared #116: Shoving the Russia Conspiracy

Jun 29th, 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 the Russia collusion story and on this week’s episode of the Zero Books

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