Posts Tagged ‘ Marx ’

Prescience and Received Opinion

Jul 21st, 2015 | By

In response to my criticism of Paul Mason’s think piece “The end of capitalism has begun” the journalist Giulo Sica stopped by the Zero Books Facebook page to object, and to object strongly. Sica wrote: “Paul Mason’s piece is brilliant and prescient. Your response is incoherent. I’m glad you published it though. I’ve got a

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Post-Capitalism or Snake Oil?

Jul 20th, 2015 | By

Less than a week after Greece was forced to agree to stringent austerity measures in exchange for a three-year bailout, the journalist Paul Mason, a Channel 4 broadcaster whose coverage of the process of Syriza’s humilation sided strongly with the left coaltion party, has written a think piece for the Guardian that replicates the same

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The Real Thing: Zero Books Capital Reading Group

Jul 12th, 2015 | By

A discussion of Capital Volume 1, Chapter 9 on Surplus Value in Marx’s Capital.



James Heartfield Responds

Jul 1st, 2015 | By

This essay is in response to James Heartfield and Me (debating Marx on Facebook). A response to this response entitled James Heartfield’s Arguments (Nonsequiturs and Borrowed Kettles) was published on July 3rd. – Douglas Lain Publisher Zero Books Douglas Lain takes issue with some of the things I have said about capitalism today, Marx’s theory

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James Heartfield and Me (debating Marx on Facebook)

Jun 30th, 2015 | By

James Heartfield’s response and rebuttal to this blog was published on July 1st, 2015 under the simple and obvious title James Heartfield Responds.   I recently spent several hours debating Marx (specifically Andrew Kliman’s interpretation of Marx’s crisis theory) on Doug Henwood’s Facebook wall. The person on the other side of the screen turned out

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Zero Squared #24: Open Thinking

Jun 24th, 2015 | By

C Derick Varn is the guest this week and we discuss Adorno’s notion of “open thinking” as it’s opposed to praxis. Varn is a reader at Zero Books, a poet, and a University Lecturer and what we really discuss is an essay I wrote as a way to clear my head. This was a draft

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The Real Thing: Zero Books Capital Reading Group

Jun 14th, 2015 | By

Andy Marshall, Andrew Kliman and Douglas Lain continue to discuss Marx’s Capital, Volume One. This week the discussion focuses on surplus value (from Chapter 7) and Chapter Eight: Constant Capital and Variable Capital. 



Zero Squared Special: Left Forum Panel on Praxis

Jun 10th, 2015 | By

Theory, Practice and Praxis was the topic of the first Zero Books panel at the Left Forum last month and this week instead of an interview you’ll hear a recording of that panel. Thanks to Michael Steinberg and his crew/family for arriving with solid audio equipment and for putting up with the interruptions and heckling

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What does the word “Neoliberal” mean?

May 28th, 2015 | By

This is a rough draft for a presentation to be given at the start of a Panel Discussion at the Left Forum and hosted by the Marxist-Humanist Initiative. The panel will be on Sunday at 12:00 noon (Session 6) in Rm. 1.71 and is entitled Anti-Neoliberalism vs. Anti-Capitalism and will also feature Kostas Demetriou, Alex

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David Letterman, Hegel, and Philip K Dick = Praxis

May 19th, 2015 | By

This is a rough draft for a presentation to be given at the start of a Panel Discussion at the Left Forum at the end of May. The panel is entitled Theory vs Practice, or What is Praxis? and will feature Michael Steinberg, Frank Smecker, and Christopher Vitale as participants. Masha Tupitsyn may also partipate.

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