SA1230 | Immorality as a Philosophic Principle | Paul Carus |


1845-1945, Clarence Lee Swartz, Friedrich Nietzsche, Max Stirner, Ragnar Redbeard, Steven T. Byington

Paul Carus (1852 – 1919) was a philosopher and after moving to America from Germany became the editor of the Open Court publishing company where he was editor of The Monist, a philosophy journal still being published today. Carus’ specialty was in the field of comparative religion, and referred to himself as “an atheist who loved God” and was a […]

July 6, 2022

Malfew Seklew Pronounces Proletarians in Purgatory


1845-1945, Events, Malfew Seklew

Sirfessor Malfew Seklew takes on the Social Democratic Federation as reported in Justice Saturday for August 9, 1902. DEBATE, Sunday, August 10, at 6.30 p.m., on “Meadows,” Edinburgh, between GEORGE DOULL (S.D.F.) and MALFEW SEKLEW (the Apostle of Atheogism), on “Why the Proletarians are in Purgatory.” ANARCHISTS IN EDINBURGH. DEAR COMRADE, In your last issue […]

May 11, 2022

Dora Marsden Ephemera


1845-1945, Dora Marsden, Journals, The Egoist 1914

Two minor previously undocumented ephemeral mentions of Dora Marsden, editor of The Egoist. First, two lines from the book-length poem The Atheist by George Bedborough (London: Garden City Press, 1919)… “Dora Marsden writes well and so do her friends, / But The Egoist sometimes to crankiness tends.” Second, an advertisement for The Egoist which appeared […]

April 27, 2022

SA1225 | Max Stirner and the Philosophy of the Individual | Leo Markun & Jason Ramsay-Brown


1845-1945, Max Stirner, Stand Alone

Leo Markun provides a strong introduction to the history, life, and philosophy of Johann Caspar Schmidt, known professionally as Max Stirner, the father of Egoism. This long essay was first released in 1925 as part of the Little Blue Book series by the prolific publisher Emanuel Haldeman-Julius (1889-1951). Available from Underworld Amusements This booklet was […]

March 24, 2022

“I” a poem by Enrique Magon


1845-1945, Poetry

  I Enrique Magon Conditions would crush me, Dull dunces would hush me, If I were not I. The world would enchain me, Each fool would restrain me, If I were not I. Dear friends would ignore me And blockheads would bore me Until I should die; But I know the rabble, Their rant […]

March 23, 2022

Bonar Thompson: Vox Populi Vox Dei


1845-1945, Historical Work

Vox populi vox dei. It is more often the voice of the ventriloquist. The war lords, press lords and money lords pull the string and the figure works. “The people is a beast of muddy brain” wrote Campenella nearly 400 years ago “that knows not its own strength. Confused and stupefied by bugbears vain, with […]

March 16, 2022

Australian Socialist drinking club whoops it up singing the Marseillaise, and songs by Arthur Desmond and J.A. Andrews…


1845-1945, Historical Work, Ragnar Redbeard

The Hegemony Club was one of many turn-of-the-century socialist groups in Australia. Teri Merlyn, in their “Writing Revolution”, lists the following: Tocsin Clubs, The Victorian Socialist’s League, the Victorian Labour Federation, the Labour Church, the Women’s Political and Social Crusade, a Yarra Bank Propaganda Group, the Richmond Working Men’s Clubs, the Knights of Labour and […]

February 23, 2022