Might Is Right
by Ragnar Redbeard (Arthur Desmond?)
Published in 1890
Thibault’s Score: 3/5
This book is certainly entertaining and brought me some insights, but it reads like the manifesto of a school shooter.
Might is Right was anonymously published in 1890 by a “Ragnar Redbeard.” Arthur Desmond, a New Zealander egoist anarchist and an advocate of Social Darwinism most likely wrote the book. Desmond was an interesting guy who knew multiple Australian prime ministers and travelled across the world, and is well worth reading about.
Redbeard argues that there is no such thing as morality and argues in favor of using any means necessary to achieve psychological hedonism.
The book’s writing style is very odd, and it is clear that the author was disturbed. Sentences hardly relate to each other, and often gratuitously repeat each other. The book contains no arguments, just statements which lack evidence.
All whack jobs, terrorists, gunmen, conspiracy theorists, race realists, Deepak Chopra fee list, and other undesirable crackpots must read this book.
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