Sidney E. Parker

SidneyParker-ProfileSid Parker (1929-2012) edited a series of anarchist and egoist journals from 1963-1993: Minus One, Egoist, and Ego. Parker turned away from the anarchist views of his earlier years, and remained an egoist thereafter. In a personal communication, August 9, 1997:

“I would like it made known, however, that I no longer hold the anarchist views I expressed prior to 1982. What I wrote after then is still my opinion, which has remained basically unchanged.”


PARTIAL BIBLIOGRAPHY

Also included are booklets published/edited by S.E.P.

1962 “Anarchism and individualism : three essays” Armand, E. (Emile)
1963 “Minus One” Journal
1963 “TWICE” Journal (specifically stated not “anarchist”)
1966 “Some Poems/ Pat Parker” 13p; 17x21cm
1966 “O idios : three essays on individualist anarchism” Schweitzer, Jean Pierre. – 14p.,22cm
1967 “Anarchism and modern society.” by Jeff Robinson. – 14p; 26cm
1982 “Ego” Journal
1986 “The New Freewoman: Dora Marsden & Benjamin R. Tucker” (essay included in the book “Benjamin R. Tucker & The Champions of Liberty”)
1988 “Egoism” 4p
1995 “En Marge” Journal – (August, 1995)

Articles and reviews:
(date unknown) “Anarchism, Angst, and Max Stirner” a review of Carroll/Roots of the Right edition of “Ego” from “Freedom”
1982 Introduction to “The Ego and Its Own”, Rebel Press (UK)
1984 Introduction to “Might Is Right”, Loompanics (US)

PUBLIC APPEARANCES:

Some items below are based on advertised events before they happened, so have not been necessarily confirmed.

1966 – December 11th. meeting 10 Churchton St. Victoria, London “James L. Walker and the Philosophy of Egoism”

1978 – February 23rd. Gave a lecture to the Lewisham Humanist Group titled “Max Stirner and the case against humanism.”

1981 – November 26th. Gave a lecture to the Lewisham Humanist Group titled “Nietzsche – antichrist?”

1983 – February 24th. Gave a lecture to the Lewisham Humanist Group titled “Is egoism a perversity?”

1985 – January 31st. Gave a lecture to the Lewisham Humanist Group titled “Equality: is it a myth?”

1987 – February 26th. Gave a lecture to the Lewisham Humanist Group titled “Why be moral?”

1988 – October 23rd. Gave a lecture to The South Place Ethical Society at Conway Hall titled “Max Stirner: Philosopher of Egoism.” A summary of that talk is printed in The Ethical Record of January, 1989 (PDF).

1989 – June 18th. Gave a lecture to The South Place Ethical Society at Conway Hall titled “Nietzsche and Christianity.” A summary of that talk is printed in The Ethical Record of September, 1989 (PDF).

1990 – June 3rd. Gave a lecture to The South Place Ethical Society at Conway Hall titled “The Myth of Morality.” A summary of that talk is printed in The Ethical Record of January, 1991 (PDF).

*Many thanks to Denis Cobell, who was secretary to the Lewisham Humanist Group for information on his talks.

 


 

Voices of Liberty: Interview with Sidney Parker, 1991

In and around 1991, David Botsford recorded a series of interviews for a programme that he called “Voices of Liberty”. Those he interviewed … all » included many in the British libertarian movement, together with several prominent critics of libertarianism.

The programme was never made. In December 2007, however, handed the analogue tapes of the interviews to Sean Gabb of the Libertarian Alliance. Sean then spent a week digitising the tapes and uploading downsampled versions to the Internet.

Beyond making a few obvious joins, where interviews span more than one tape, Sean decided not to edit the footage. This means occasional comedy and much dullness. But these are now important video sources from the moment when some thought the libertarian movement was on the point of political breakthrough, but it was really on the verge of decline.