24 Nov 2016, 3:45am
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Zero Squared #90: From 4Chan to the White House?

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 wars from 4chan to Trump.” We discuss her book and research in this episode.

Thanks goes out to our Zero Books Club members. Now is a good time to support Zero Books and left publishing in general and one way to do it is to sign up to be a Zero Books Club member and receive our weekly Inside Zero Books podcast.

Also featured in this episode is an email from a listener following last week’s interview with Michael Rectenwald, some thoughts on transgender politics and intersectionality, an excerpt from Norman Mailer’s film Maidstone, a quick definition of the word “cuck,” and an instrumental version of the Trololo song.

if i win a debate does this change the actual power dynamics?

Really appreciated the first part where you responded seriously but honestly to that feedback, without merely prostrating yourself. Good show, thanks

Great conversation. Wish you’d gone another hour. looking forward to the book.

“This elite-generated social control maintains the status quo because the status quo benefits and validates those who created and sit atop it. People rise to prominence when they parrot the orthodoxy rather than critically analyze it. Intellectual regurgitation is prized over independent thought. Real change in politics or society cannot occur under the orthodoxy because if it did, it would threaten the legitimacy of the professional class and all of the systems that helped them achieve their status.”

Kristine Mattis,

4 Dec 2016, 3:47am
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Sargon isn’t on the Alt Right. I know because I watched his video on the Alt Right. :p

 

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