Posts Tagged ‘ Marx ’

Zero Squared Special: Henryk Grossman, Crisis, and Rick Kuhn

Feb 27th, 2019 | By

Welcome to a special edition of the Zero Books podcast. Ashley Frawley is a member of the Zero Books team and this week she is the host of the Zero Books podcast. Frawley, being interested in Marxist crisis theory, interviewed professor Rick Kuhn who has spent over twenty years studying the Marxist economist Henryk Grossman

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Symptomatic Redness: A Regrettable Century Part One [teaser]

Jan 19th, 2019 | By

On our Patreon feed, you can hear the full interview with the hosts of the A Regrettable Century Podcast. The Regrettable Century podcast subscribes to what’s called “revolutionary pessimism.” The hosts describe themselves as both humanist and pessimist and the invite similarly hard headed people to listen. “A clean, honest, and unsentimental melancholy is required;

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Zero Squared #183: Hegel, Gradualism, and Revolution [Teaser]

Jan 10th, 2019 | By

Ben Burgis Returns this week as we discuss Hegel’s logic and his critique of gradualism, the question of revolutionary transition, and whether or not Charlie Brown is bald. If you’re a patron of the Zero Books podcast and you’re listening to the Patreon feed, you’re about to hear a two-hour conversation. If you’re listening to

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Zero Squared #163: Prospect for a Left Politics

Aug 2nd, 2018 | By

Chris Cutrone is a member of the Platypus Affiliated Society, a professor at The School of Art Institute of Chicago, and a returning guest to the Zero Books podcast. He is the author of a controversial essay entitled “Why Not Trump.” The piece was a half-hearted endorsement of Trump as the better adversary for the

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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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