Max Stirner

The ego and its own - Max Stirner

Max Stirner

Although his 'individualist anarchism' has been largely repudiated today, Max Stirner was an important Young Hegelian thinker and contemporary of Marx. His major work, The Ego and its Own, has been a significant point of reference in the anarchist tradition.

Stirner, Feurbach, Marx and the Young Hegelians - David McLellan

A summary of Stirner's ideas and their strong impact on his fellow Young Hegelians. McLellan asserts that Stirner's influence on Marx has been under-estimated and that he "played a very important role in the development of Marx's thought by detaching him from the influence of Feuerbach", his static materialism and his abstract humanism. Stirner's critique of communism (which Marx considered a caricature) also obliged Marx to refine his own definition. Stirner's concept of the "creative ego" is also said to have influenced Marx's concept of "praxis".

Not a life story, just a leaf from it - Robert Lynn

A short account by a participant of the UK's largest working class anarchist movement (with the possible exception of the better known movement among London's East End Jews); in Glasgow during the first half of the 20th century. The movement contained an unusual combination of Stirnerite egoist and anarcho-syndicalist influences.

Source; Workers City, ed. Farquhar McLay; Clydeside Press, Glasgow 1988.

The Wee Man is Dead: An obituary of Robert Lynn