Posts Tagged ‘ Politics ’

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 Books #81: Decoding Chomsky

Aug 24th, 2016 | By

Chris Knight is currently senior research fellow in the department of anthropology at University College, London, focusing his research on the evolutionary emergence of human language and symbolic culture. He lives in London. His book Decoding Chomsky is coming out from Yale University Press in September. Here’s a description from the back jacket: Occupying a

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Zero Squared #74: Conceptual Militancy

Jul 8th, 2016 | By

Mike Watson is an art theorist and curator based in Italy. He writes regularly for Frieze, Art Review and Radical Philosophy and his book Towards a Conceptual Militancy is currently out from Zero Books.This week we discuss his book, Marcel Duchamp, and the idea of freedom in a world of objects. Zero Books will be

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Zero Squared #56: Trolls and Tumblrites

Feb 17th, 2016 | By

C. Derick Varn is a reader at Zero Books, a poet, blogger and podcaster. His podcasts include Symptomatic Redness and Former People and he is a frequent guest on Zero Squared. This week we have yet another politically incorrect conversation about the dysfunction of a political discourse that all too often can be reduced to

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Zero Squared #48: Kafala-An Insult to Islam

Dec 14th, 2015 | By

Yasin Kakande is the guest this week on the Zero Squared podcast. Kakande is a former journalist for the newspaper the National out of Dubai, a news producer for City 7 TV in Dubai, and a former reporter and assistant editor for the Bahrain Tribune. His book Slave States is out from Zero Books this

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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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When Something Fascist Happens: What the Queen’s Nazi Salute Shows Us

Jul 18th, 2015 | By

The biggest thing in today’s news is the video that has emerged from 1933-4 showing the 7-year-old queen raising her hand in a Nazi salute along with her mother and her uncle, who would go on to become King Edward VIII. The Sun, who uncovered the video, made a point of focusing their criticism away

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Zero Squared #7: The Age of Nixon

Feb 18th, 2015 | By

Carl Freedman is the guest this week and we discuss his book The Age of Nixon which came out from Zero Books in 2012. The iconic Grand Master of science fiction Samuel R. Delany blurbed the book. He wrote: Nixon continues to fascinate us, and to haunt our dreams, even these many years after his

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Beyond Capitalism? The future of radical politics – Luke Cooper and Simon Hardy

Mar 1st, 2013 | By

Challenges for a new left Has capitalism lost its capacity for internal renewal – to reform under the pressures of its own crises and antagonisms? Speaking back in 1996 on his book, The Future of Capitalism, Lester Thurow reflected on how social progress had been achieved in the 20th century. He anticipated that the decline of left

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My kid has more chromosomes than your kid!

Dec 5th, 2012 | By

Extract taken from The Politics of Down Syndrome by Kieron Smith, published by Zero Books There is very little written about the political role of Down syndrome (DS), and how it fits with the lives we live and the decisions we make about the way society is run. There are numerous medical and self-help titles,

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