Posts Tagged ‘ Marx ’

Inside Zero Books #29: More Uncertain Futures

Apr 8th, 2017 | By

This episode of Zero Books is the second hour of a conversation with the author Edmund Berger about his book “Uncertain Futures.” In this episode Berger discusses the travails of activism the trap and temptation of reformist politics. Also, Berger puts up with Doug’s reminiscing about his glory days in the 90s with a demonstration

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Zero Squared #104: Uncertain Futures

Apr 6th, 2017 | By

Edmund Berger is the guest this week. Berger is an independent writer, researcher, and activist living in Louisville, Kentucky. He blogs intermittently at Deterritorial Investigations Unit and Synthetic Zero, and his first book, entitled Uncertain Futures, provides a detailed look into the economic and political conditions of our present moment from a Marxist perspective. David

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Zero Squared #102: When Insurrections Die

Mar 16th, 2017 | By

C. Derick Varn is a reader at Zero Books, a poet, blogger and podcaster. His podcasts have included Symptomatic Redness and Former People and he is a frequent guest on Zero Squared. This week we discuss Gilles Dauve’s essay “When Insurrections Die” and discuss the relevancy of Dauve’s ideas in the Trump era. Here’s an

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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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Inside Zero Books Podcast #6: The Culture of Capitalism?

Oct 7th, 2016 | By

This week’s Zero Books Club podcast is a conversation between Douglas Lain and his son Benjamin Lain about his college class: Culture, Capitalism and Globalization, Fall 2016. Benjamin is a Junior at the University of Oregon. Here’s an excerpt of the course description: Over the last several centuries a specific culture or “way of life”

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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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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 #70: Overcoming Capitalism

Jun 9th, 2016 | By

A recording of the Zero Books panel “Overcoming Capitalism” from this year’s Left Forum replaces the usual interview this week. The panel participants were Terry Tapp author of “A Serf’s Journal,” the radical journalist Anne Jaclard, Andrew Kliman author of The Failure of Capitalist Production, Pete Dolack author of It’s Not Over and Douglas Lain

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Zero Squared #63: Marx on Machines pt. 2

Apr 6th, 2016 | By

Marx’s Capital, Volume 1, Chapter 15 entitled “Machinery and Modern Industry” is the subject this week as Andy Marshall and Andrew Kliman return for part two of the podcast. However, the three of us also discuss how capitalism deforms education and what today’s education system really is and how it works. I’m curious to know

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Zero Podcast #62: Marx on Machines

Mar 31st, 2016 | By

Marx’s Capital, Volume 1, Chapter 15 entitled “Machinery and Modern Industry” is the topic this week as Andy Marshall and Andrew Kliman return to the podcast. For people who have been paying close attention you might realize that Andy, Andrew and I have been reading Capital together for a little over a year, and that

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