Zero Squared #73: Brexit and the Rise of the Right

Jul 1st, 2016 | By | Category: Articles, Zero Squared

zeropod73Andrew Kliman, author of Reclaiming Marx’s Capital and The Failure of Capitalist Production returns this week to discuss the Brexit and the rise of the far right.

What might be unique about this discussion is that we start out by agreeing that, one way or another, the Brexit vote needs to be tied in to the economic crisis of 2007 and the Eurozone crisis that followed.

The big announcement this week is that a Zero Books membership site is in development. Our new line of interview books “Advancing Conversations” will be made available as audiobooks, we will offer workshops on critical theory, politics, and economics through the site, and we also introduce a member’s only podcast.

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The music in this episode includes an instrumental version of Led Zeppelin’s Stairway to Heaven as performed by the Vitamin String Quartet as well as sound clips from Nigel Farage and Donald Trump. You’ll also hear a short excerpt from Elia Kazan’s A Face in the Crowd. The music you’re listening to right now is the Django Rock Band covering Pink Floyd’s In the Flesh but in just in a moment you’ll be listening to Andrew Kliman and I discuss Brexit and the danger of a Left/Right Convergence.

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