After the revolution: The individualist anarchist journal “Der Einzige” and the making of the radical Left in the early post -World War I Germany
My dissertation brings to light the critical power exercised by the much-neglected German individualist anarchist weekly Der Einzige. The journal appeared in 1919 and was edited by two exceptional German intellectuals, Anselm Ruest (Ernst Salomon) and Mynona (Salomo Friedlaender). Following the legacy of Max Stirner and Friedrich Nietzsche, Der Einzige aimed at a fundamental re-evaluation of philosophical and literary discourses regarding humanism, the state, nationalism, and revolutionary politics. More specifically, my study focuses on how the journal performed a practice of anarchism that was intimately bound up with literary modernism. This focus helps me argue for the relevance of the revolutionary thought of this journal to post-Cold War attempts to reinvigorate the tactics and philosophy of the Left.