Posts Tagged ‘ enlightenment ’

Zero Squared #160: Baldwin, Buckley and the American Dream

Jul 4th, 2018 | By

C Derick Varn is back this week to discuss a historic debate between James Baldwin and William F. Buckley that took place at Cambridge University in 1965. For those of you who don’t know, James Baldwin was a literary giant who wrote works such as Notes of a Native Son and No Name in the

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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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Zero Squared #86: Zen City

Sep 29th, 2016 | By

Eliot Fintushel is the guest this week as we discuss his novel Zen City which was published by Zero Books in June. The book received a starred review in publisher’s weekly: Zen City succeeds brilliantly, deftly weaving a tragic romance that’s about all of us, and none at all. Thanks goes out to Tom B,

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Zero Squared #53: Thinking Thomas

Jan 21st, 2016 | By

Thomas Lynn is a youtuber with a new channel entitled “Thinking Thomas.” A few months back he approached me about interviewing Zero Books authors on his channel and since then he has done so at least a few times. The following interview was one of the results of our correspondence and in this conversation you’ll

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Zero Squared #34: Defending Modernity

Sep 2nd, 2015 | By

Leigh Phillips is a science writer and EU affairs journalist. His writing has appeared in Nature, the Guardian, Scientific American, and the Daily Telegraph. His book Austerity Ecology and the Collapse Porn Addicts is coming from Zero Books in October. According to Phillips: modernity is not the cause of climate change and the wider biocrisis.

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In defence of reading widely – by Leigh Phillips

Aug 24th, 2015 | By

In the following essay Zero Books author Leigh Phillips argues for crossing ideological lines and reading widely. Leigh Phillips’ book Austerity Ecology & the Collapse-porn Addicts is due out on October 30th from Zero Books I made the mistake yesterday of sharing on Facebook an article from Spiked, the British contrarian online magazine written by

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