Today we officially announce the opening of the Union of Egoists Patreon account and the newest issue of Stand Alone (2016) – A Critique of Anarchist Communism: 45th Anniversary Edition by Ken Knudson. Keep reading to find out how to get a copy of Knudson’s book for $6.66 shipped (US addresses only).
Stand Alone | SA1030 | August, 2017
Subtitle/Theme: A Critique of Anarchist Communism by Ken Knudson
Published by: Union of Egoists/Underworld Amusements
A Critique of Anarchist Communism by Ken Knudson has finally been printed as intended nearly a half-century after it was written.
Bill Dwyer, Editor of the British journal Anarchy, commissioned the essay 1971, but the publication went under before it saw print. Libertarian Analysis sought to publish this essay, but the American quarterly also folded just before it was to appear. A mere excerpt was published in The Voluntaryist by Carl Watner in 1983, but the full essay remained unpublished. Svein Olav Nyberg broke the curse in 1992 when he serialized it across twelve issues of his Egoist e-zine Non Serviam. The essay was then published in parts by egoist-feminist Wendy McElroy at her website wendymcelroy.com.
A Critique of Anarchist Communism argues that “Anarchist Communism” is a contradiction in terms. Knudson argues as an Egoist Anarchist inspired by the writings of Pierre-Joseph Proudhon, William B. Greene, Benjamin R. Tucker and Max Stirner. A Critique of Anarchist Communism opens wide the divide between socialism and individualism. Not merely a critique, but ultimately an offering of an alternative: mutualism.
This 12th issue of the Stand Alone journal finally publishes the original essay as a single work, with a new Foreword by Mr. Knudson.
80 pages, 5.5″ x 8.5″, Perfect bound
Any patrons who have signed up for $6.66 or more per month in the months of July or August will get a copy of this new issue of Stand Alone (to be shipped the first week of September). This offer is limited to US addresses at $6.66 and up, but international customers can get it for the addition of the actual cost of shipping (we’ll co-ordinate that when the time comes). Otherwise, you can just buy it for $6.89 from Amazon.com or Underworld Amusements