The Authoritative Edition of Might Is Right

The Authoritative Edition of Might is Right by Ragnar Redbeard

The Authoritative Edition of Might is Right by Ragnar Redbeard is now available. The variant text of the five editions published in the author’s lifetime have been harmonized into one volume. In addition, this new volume contains thousands of previously undocumented citations and a never-before-published index. It features a new introduction by Peter H. Gilmore, High Priest of the Church of Satan.
Paperback, 406 pages, 6×9, $19.95.
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“Undoubtedly the most bizarre product of the American Nietzsche vogue… a barbaric yawp that reduced Whitman to a whisper.”—Robert C. Bannister, Social Darwinism: Science and Myth in Anglo-American Social Thought 1979
“Erratic, inspiring, infuriating, a mixture of individualistic sense and collective nonsense, it outlines a case for ‘social darwinism’ that is one of the frankest and most powerful I have ever seen.”—Sidney E. Parker, “Ragnar Redbeard and the Right of Might” The Storm 1982–’83
“What I saw (upon discovering the book in 1957) should not have been in print. It was more than inflammatory. It was sheer blasphemy.”—Anton Szandor LaVey, 1996
Might is Right is a book of action and not belief. It is poetry, not a platform. Since the first edition in 1896, Might is Right has inspired those across a dynamic political and philosophical spectrum. The consistent core of the work is this: the individual is against everything but the self, and any means of proliferation of the self is the only good. Might is the power of the individual, and that is the only foundation of Right.
Published in 1896, Might is Right went through five editions during the lifetime of Ragnar Redbeard, who had just moved to America, escaping the law in Australia. Every one of these had a plethora of revisions and reversions, many subtly coloring the meaning of the text, others leaving literal gaps on the printed page where type was physically removed from the printing plates.
Now Might is Right: The Authoritative Edition not only reveals one authoritative text, but adds thousands of citations and notations to reveal a much greater story underneath the text. Every literary reference is cited, every name is given biographical sketch. Redbeard’s voice is given echo in some of the contemporary and historical figures that his ideas of an amoral philosophical egoism are in accord with.
Might Is Right Authoritative Edition
Might Is Right Authoritative Edition