Posts Tagged ‘ free speech ’

Zero Squared #124: Should We Keep Free Speech?

Sep 7th, 2017 | By

C Derick Varn is back this week. Varn is a reader at Zero Books, a University lecturer and teacher, a poet, and a frequent guest on this podcast. This week we discuss John Stuart Mills arguments for Free Speech as compared to Marx’s arguments, the Black Bloc, and the idea of the memory hole. If

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Inside Zero Books #44: Does Free Speech Work?

Sep 3rd, 2017 | By

This week’s Inside Zero Books features an intergenerational debate between a Millennial and a Slacker on the topic of Free Speech. Is concern about protecting free speech merely a liberal/centrist notion or is it there something radical about free speech? “He who knows only his own side of the case knows little of that. His

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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 #115: The Evergreen Struggle Sessions

Jun 21st, 2017 | By

This week’s episode of the Zero Books podcast features a conversation with Professor Pete Bohmer from Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington. Evergreen has been in the news lately as students have protested professor Brett Weinstein over an email he sent to a private faculty list. In the email Weinstein objected to the students reversing

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Zero Squared #103: Norman Finkelstein on Academic Freedom

Mar 22nd, 2017 | By

Norman Finkelstein is a controversial figure on the left and he’s the guest this week. However, while Finkelstein is famous for his books about the Israel/Palestine conflict, we don’t discuss that topic, but instead discuss a book he’s working on entitled On Academic Freedom. Finkelstein has taught political theory for years. A former Maoist he

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Zero Squared #94: Free Speech for Dickheads

Dec 29th, 2016 | By

Amber A’Lee Frost is a writer living in Brooklyn, who has written for such publications as Jacobin, the Baffler, and Current Affairs, where she is an editor at large. She is a host on the always funny dirtbag left podcast Chapo Trap House, and this week she pays a visit to this podcast in order

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Zero Squared #68: Unsafe Spaces

May 13th, 2016 | By

Tom Slater is the guest this week and we discuss his book out from MacMillan entitled Unsafe Space: The Crisis of Free Speech on Campus which came out from MacMillan books in April. Tom Slater is deputy editor at spiked, UK. He coordinates spiked’s free-speech campaigns Down With Campus Censorship! and the Free Speech University

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