Posts Tagged ‘ Capitalism ’

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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Symptomatic Redness: Scientific Socialism and Cold Stars

Oct 4th, 2018 | By

Amir of Cold Dark Stars joins C Derick Varn to discuss the over-complexity of capitalism, planning, and understanding dynamic systems. Amir is a Ph.D. student in theoretical astrophysics trying to resist the tyranny of over-specialization. Cold Dark Stars is his notebook for exploring issues concerning society,  philosophy of science,  and capitalism, from a Left perspective

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Zero Squared #168: Chapo on Libtards, Logic, and Revolution

Sep 6th, 2018 | By

Virgil Texas and Matt Christman are two of the five co-hosts from the hugely popular leftist podcast Chapo Trap House and they stopped by the Zero Books podcast this week to discuss their new book The Chapo Guide to Revolution: A Manifesto Against Logic, Facts and Reason. Like Chapo, Zero Books has a Patreon. Unlike

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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 #22: Symptomatic Redness w/Mirowski

Jan 28th, 2017 | By

This week’s Inside Zero Books podcast is an episode of Symptomatic Redness. Amogh Saru is in conversation with historian and philosopher Philip Mirowski. Philip Mirowski is a professor at the University of Notre Dame and author of Never Let a Serious Crisis Go to Waste: How Neoliberalism Survived the Financial Meltdown . Zero Books has

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Zero Squared #95: Žižek and the Double Blackmail

Jan 11th, 2017 | By

Slavoj Žižek is the guest this week as we discuss the flak he’s received for a few of his Lacanian interventions into politics recently, Marx’s Labor Theory of Value, and his most current book Against the Double Blackmail. “[A]n urgent and entertaining diagnosis of the ongoing refugee crisis and global terror threat, highlighting the glaring

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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 #8: Culture and Capitalism

Oct 21st, 2016 | By

This episode of the Inside Zero Books podcast is being made available to all listeners to the Zero Books feed in order to tempt you into joining the Zero Books Club. It features a conversation between Douglas Lain (the publisher of Zero Books) and his eldest son Benjamin on the topic of Benjamin’s class “Culture,

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Zero Squared #79: Radical and/or Racial Politics?

Aug 11th, 2016 | By

Glenn Loury is the guest this week as we discuss black anger, white victims of police violence, and the ins and outs of structural racism. Loury is a former conservative who became a man of the left in the 90s. He has a predisposition to go slow and a strong inclination to favor reform over

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Zero Squared #69: Blueprints for Revolution?

Jun 2nd, 2016 | By

Our Cairo correspondent and Zero Books Reader C Derick Varn is the guest this week as we follow up on an episode of the Alpha to Omega podcast with a conversation about overcoming capitalism. In the Alpha to Omega podcast there was, what I consider to be, a failure of communication as Varn tried to

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