Posts Tagged ‘ revolution ’

Zero Squared #129: Value, Crisis, and the Writing on the Wall

Oct 25th, 2017 | By

Anselm Jappe is the author of several major works of critical theory, most famously a book entitled simply “Guy Debord” which is a critical biography of the famous leader of the Situationist International, and is a contributor to the German ‘critique of value’ journal Krisis. In 2015 Jappe was listed by Le Magazine littéraire as

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Zero Squared #121: Realizing Liberal Values?

Aug 17th, 2017 | By

C Derick Varn is the guest this week. Varn is a reader at Zero Books, a University lecturer and teacher, a poet, and a frequent guest on this podcast and many others. This week we discuss the contradictions in liberalism and debate whether the goal of Marx was to realize or abandon liberal values. If

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Inside Zero Books #17: More Shouting at Marxists

Dec 24th, 2016 | By

This is the second half of the “Shouting at Marxists” podcast. In this episode of Inside Zero Books you’ll hear an explanation of why race and class must be understood together, an explanation for the need for radical change, and a final suggestion that these two Marxists should return for a podcast with a more

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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 #46: Political Determinism

Nov 25th, 2015 | By

C Derick Varn is a poet, teacher, and theorist. He currently lives in Cairo, Egypt and has previously taught in South Korea and Northern Mexico. He is a lecturer in English Literature, Composition, and Intercultural communication. Even though I have never met in him in person I consider Varn to be, at this point, an

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Zero Squared #30: Participation or Revolution

Aug 5th, 2015 | By

Margaret Kimberley has been an editor and Senior Columnist of Black Agenda Report since its inception in 2006. Her work has also appeared on sites such as Alternet and Counterpunch and in publications such as The Dallas Morning News and The Chicago Defender. She is a regular guest on radio talk shows and has appeared

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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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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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Zero Squared #13: Heavy Radicals

Apr 1st, 2015 | By

Aaron Leonard is the guest this week and we discuss his book Heavy Radicals which was published by Zero Books in February. With the subtile: The FBI’s Secret War on America’s Maoists, Aaron Leonard’s book covers Maoism in America from the 60s through to 1980. Sarah Khan at the Washington Book Review praised the book.

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