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Zero Squared #188: A Free Speech Debate

Feb 14th, 2019 | By

Derick Varn is a reader at Zero Books, the host of Symptomatic Redness, and my nemesis. In this episode of Zero Squared Derick and I debate the question of Free Speech as it relates to our mutual ill-defined Marxist socialism. This is part one of a two-part conversation and is available for free. The second

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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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Zero Squared #171: Pssst…Socialists Oppose Reaction

Sep 27th, 2018 | By

The following podcast was recorded at the request of a former Zero Books author named Nicolas Hausdorf after I mentioned on my blog that, in light of the positions he’d taken in essays written for a reactionary online journal, that we would no longer be publishing his work. In 2015 we published Nicolas Hausdorf’s book

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Zero Squared #84: Contradictions on the Left and Right

Sep 15th, 2016 | By

Emanuel Kumlien is the guest this week as we discuss a debate in Stockholm between Andrew Kliman (the author of Reclaiming Marx’s Capital) and Per Bylund (author of The Seen, the Unseen, and the Problem of Production). Kliman is an advocate for Marx’s writings and Bylund is an advocate for Mises. Thanks to Sando N,

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Prescience and Received Opinion

Jul 21st, 2015 | By

In response to my criticism of Paul Mason’s think piece “The end of capitalism has begun” the journalist Giulo Sica stopped by the Zero Books Facebook page to object, and to object strongly. Sica wrote: “Paul Mason’s piece is brilliant and prescient. Your response is incoherent. I’m glad you published it though. I’ve got a

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James Heartfield’s Arguments (Nonsequiturs and Borrowed Kettles)

Jul 3rd, 2015 | By

The following blog post is a response to James Heartfield’s rebuttal to my summary of a debate on Facebook. The original argument broke out on Doug Henwood’s Facebook wall as a debate around the findings of Andrew Kliman in his book The Failure of Capitalist Production. – Douglas Lain Publisher Zero Books   Just to

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