Posts Tagged ‘ Marx ’

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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Zero Squared #61: Minds, Value, and Irrational Numbers

Mar 24th, 2016 | By

Andy Marshall and I have read philosophy together for something like four years now, and this week’s episode is a recording of what was to be a discussion of Chapter 15 of Marx’s Capital, Volume 1, but what turned into a debate about the difference between the natural sciences and social science, matter and mind,

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Zero Squared #60: Marx/Adorno at the PNCA

Mar 17th, 2016 | By

Last week Douglas Lain gave presentation at the Pacific Northwest College of Arts. After a discussion of Zero Books, Doug gave a presentation on the Critique of the Gotha Program and Theodor Adorno. Also included in this presentation was Brendan Cooney’s video on Abstract Labor and a 70s advertisement for the Polaroid SX-70. Special thanks

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The Real Thing: Zero Books Capital Volume One Reading Group

Oct 18th, 2015 | By

This week we cover chapter 14 of Capital volume 1: “Chapter 14: The Division of Labour and Manufacture.” Andy, Andrew and Doug will discuss the division of labour with a possible guest appearance from Thinking Thomas. 



The Real Thing: Capital Volume One Reading Group

Sep 7th, 2015 | By

Dividing by Zero might be an issue as Andy, Andrew and Doug discuss Capital, Volume One, Chapters 11 and 12.



The Real Thing: Zero’s Capital Reading Group

Jul 26th, 2015 | By

Zero Books Capital Reading Group continues with Andy Marshall, Andrew Kliman, and Douglas Lain. We cover Chapter 9 of Capital. Excerpt from Capital: The surplus-value generated in the process of production by C, the capital advanced, or in other words, the self-expansion of the value of the capital C, presents itself for our consideration, in

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Parsing the Master’s Design: A close reading of the structure of theory/praxis polarity, for and against discourse analysis

Jul 22nd, 2015 | By

(This paper was originally intended to be read by Frank Smecker for Zero Books’ panel, ‘Theory vs. Praxis, or What is Praxis?, at the 2015 Left Forum.) Less than a week ago, as I was anxiously brooding over what I’d be coming out here with, staring blankly at a motley patchwork of text—(what is sometimes less modestly

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