Posts Tagged ‘ Trump ’

Inside Zero Books #27: A Fractured Left

Mar 18th, 2017 | By

In this week’s Inside Zero Books we have the second half of a conversation with C Derick Varn that drifts away from Gilles Dauve’s essay “When Insurrections Die” and onto topics such as the GDP of Russia, Brexit, book publishing in the digital age, Universal Basic Income, automation, Bill Gates and the robot tax, and

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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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Zero Squared #100: On Antifa

Mar 2nd, 2017 | By

Peter Berard is a doctoral candidate in history at Boston College. He is also a writer for publications such as Jacobin and the LA Review of books. Berard and I discuss the Black Bloc and Antifa tactics in an effort to take a more sympathetic look at these anarchist tacticians, although the conversation here is

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Zero Squared #99: America Stalled

Feb 22nd, 2017 | By

Kris Saknussemm is a novelist and a multimedia artist. He has published ten books including Zanesville, Sea Monkeys, and Private Midnight. As a short story writer he has won First Prize in the Boston Review and River Styx Short Fiction Contests, and received the Fiction Collective 2 Award for Innovative Writing, in addition to publishing

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Zero Squared #97: Punching Nazis?

Feb 8th, 2017 | By

Brendan O’Neill and Fredrick DeBoer are the guests this week as we dedicate this week’s episode to the question of punching Nazis. Brendan O’Neill is the editor of Spiked Online, a publication that I would describe as having an attitude that is both socialist and libertarian in the American sense of the word. They advocate

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What’s Left Now: An interview with Zahari Richter

Jan 27th, 2017 | By

Zahari Richter is a graduate student, artist and blogger at DidIStutter.org.  He and I had this discussion shortly after the election of Donald Trump about the limits of intersectionality and the possibility of bringing it closer to its original intention. C. Derick Varn: In light of Trump’s recent victory, there has been a lot of

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Zero Squared #95: Žižek and the Double Blackmail

Jan 11th, 2017 | By

Slavoj Žižek is the guest this week as we discuss the flak he’s received for a few of his Lacanian interventions into politics recently, Marx’s Labor Theory of Value, and his most current book Against the Double Blackmail. “[A]n urgent and entertaining diagnosis of the ongoing refugee crisis and global terror threat, highlighting the glaring

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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 #93: Shouting at Marxists

Dec 22nd, 2016 | By

This week’s episode of Zero Squared features a conversation with Anne Jaclard from the Marxist Humanist Initiative and activist Ravi Bali. The Marxist Humanist Initiative have published a number of statements on the dangers of Donald Trump in their journal “With Sober Senses” and in this conversation I attempt to test their ideas and seek

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Zero Squared #90: From 4Chan to the White House?

Nov 23rd, 2016 | By

Angela Nagle is a writer based in Ireland. Her work has appeared in the Irish Times, the Dublin Review of Books, and the Atlantic. Her article “The New Man of 4Chan” for the Baffler was the basis for a book coming out from Zero Books next year tentatively titled “Kill All Normies: The online culture

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