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Zero Squared #93: Shouting at Marxists

Dec 22nd, 2016 | By

This week’s episode of Zero Squared features a conversation with Anne Jaclard from the Marxist Humanist Initiative and activist Ravi Bali. The Marxist Humanist Initiative have published a number of statements on the dangers of Donald Trump in their journal “With Sober Senses” and in this conversation I attempt to test their ideas and seek

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Inside Zero Books #16: Varn on Liberalism

Dec 17th, 2016 | By

This week’s Inside Zero Books podcast features a conversation about liberalism, more on Trump, the need for a vision and commitment on the left, and much more. Varn uses his shouting voice a little bit less in this episode but his moderate side remains dead. Clips from the movie Pleasantville and one of Zizek’s dirty

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Inside Zero Books #15: Varn on Race and the Left

Dec 10th, 2016 | By

This week’s Inside Zero Books podcast features a conversation about race politics, the multiple failures of the left, the long shadow of racism in America, and much more. Varn uses his shouting voice quite a lot in this episode and communicates clearly that his moderate side has died a terrible death as he watched America

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Zero Squared #92: Margaret Kimberley takes on Trump

Dec 9th, 2016 | By

Margaret Kimberley discusses the rise of Donald Trump on this week’s episode. A regular columnist for the Black Agenda Report, Margaret Kimberley is also a regular guest on the podcast, and she does her best to talk me through the trauma of this last election. Thanks goes out to Zero Books Club members and we

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Inside Zero Books #14: Struggle Session

Dec 3rd, 2016 | By

This Inside Zero Books podcast is a struggle session between myself and two university students. We discuss whether the university classroom is a white space, the usefulness of identity politics, and many, many other things. There was shouting. There was mansplaining. Many things were under the sun. Sorry about the podcast being split into two

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Zero Squared #91: Trump, an Insider’s View

Dec 1st, 2016 | By

Former NEA Chairman Bill Ivey returns this week and we discuss the unexpected election of Trump. Ivey made the news recently when his March 13th, 2016 email to Clinton campaign Chairman John Podesta was published by Wikileaks and he’s returning to in order to give us an insider’s perspective on the election. Here’s a short

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Inside Zero Books #13: Normies, Lefties, and More

Nov 26th, 2016 | By

The second half of a conversation with Angela Nagle, author of the upcoming book “Kill All Normies: From 4Chan to Donald Trump and the Alt-Right” is featured on this weeks inside Zero Books podcast. Next week will probably be a nearly 2 hour conversation with university students on the struggles on university campus from the

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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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Inside Zero Books #12: Protestants and Capitalism

Nov 20th, 2016 | By

This week’s Iniside Zero Books is unedited as I’ve been thrown in many different directions after the election of Donald Trump. It is a conversation with my son Benjamin about his class “Culture, Capital, and Globaization.” Having listened to it I think it works unedited. Recorded before the election, when I thought Clinton would win,

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Zero Squared #89: Deplorables

Nov 17th, 2016 | By

NYU professor Michael Rectenwald is the guest this week. Rectenwald was recently at the center of a small controversy at NYU because, after being called out on Facebook for posting a link to an article mocking the need for alternative pronouns for all the various genders, he decided to create an alt-right persona and critique

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