Posts Tagged ‘ Marx ’

Zero Squared #128: Antisemitism as a Symptom of Capitalism

Oct 19th, 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 theory. Postone is the guest on this podcast and he discusses an essay he wrote entitled

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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 # 39: Negating the Negation

Jul 23rd, 2017 | By

This week’s Inside Zero books features a conversation with University of Oregon undergrad Benjamin Lain on the topic of the Negation of the Negation. Various philosophers and radicals are covered including Hegel, Marx, Zizek and Raya Dunayevskaya. There is also a conversation on Alfred Hitchcock’s “Vertigo,” the need for organizing, and the sublation of private

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Zero Squared #112: Reframing Trump

May 31st, 2017 | By

Chris Cutrone is the founder and President of the Platypus Affiliated Society. He is also the author of the rather infamous essay “Why Not Trump?” and he recently led a panel discussion entitled “The Crisis of Neoliberalism” as part of the Platypus Affiliated Society’s third European Conference and will be leading a panel discussion at

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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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