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The Gospel According to Malfew Seklew and Other Writings By and About Sirfessor Wilkesbarre

The Gospel According to Malfew Seklew and Other Writings By and About Sirfessor Wilkesbarre There is Only One Malfew Seklew and Sirfessor Wilkesbarre is His Prophet. The polemical writings by and about Sirfessor Wilkesbarre: a Chicago Radical, Social Aristocrat and Egoist Superman of the early 20th Century. Companion of Ragnar Redbeard, frequenter of the Dil […]

tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE: A review of Trevor Blake’s “Confessions of a Failed Egoist” w/ my usual plethora of didactic tangents.

[The formatting of the following essay has been altered from the original.  The links to goodreads below show the original formatting. - Trevor] tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE: Does Not Belong To.  Haircut, 2005. review of Trevor Blake’s Confessions of a Failed Egoist by tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE – July 27-30, 2014 truncated review: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/21806128-confessions-of-a-failed-egoist full review: Confessions […]

Pussy Riot 1913

One hundred and one years ago today… British Pathe: Emily Davison Throws Herself Under The Kings Horse Wikipedia: “Emily Wilding Davison (11 October 1872 – 8 June 1913) was a militant activist who fought for women’s suffrage in Britain. She was jailed on nine occasions and force-fed 49 times. She is best known for stepping […]

Apio Ludd: Review of Confessions of a Failed Egoist

Successfully Amusing I know Trevor Blake, and he is not a “failed egoist.” First of all because you really can’t fail at being an egoist, and second of all, because he gets more enjoyment out of his life than most people and avoids jobs better as well. But the essay his book is named after […]

Trevor Blake: Let’s All Share – You Go First

Marxism has a long and well-­known history of emerging from the working class, that group who through no fault of their own are impoverished and without political power. We start with Karl Marx (born to a wealthy family) and his comrade Friedrich Engles (born to a wealthy family). Their writing inspired Vladimir Lenin (born to […]