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The project of self-realisation is born of the passion for creation, in the moment when subjectivity wells up and aspires to reign universally. The project of communication is born of the passion of love, whenever people discover that they share the same desire for amorous conquest. The project of participation is born of the passion for playing, whenever group activity facilitates the self-realisation of each individual. Isolated, the three passions are perverted. Dissociated, the three projects are falsified. The will to self-realisation is turned into the will to power; sacrificed to status and role-playing, it reigns in a world of restrictions and illusions. The will to communication becomes objective dishonesty; based on relationships between objects, it provides the semiologists with signs to dress up in human guise. The will to participation serves to organise the loneliness of everyone in the crowd; it creates the tyranny of the illusion of community. Part I Entries on egoism from the Anarchist Encyclopedia (1934) by Wastiaux, Marestan, Odin, translated by de Acosta Philosophy of Egoism (1905) by James L. Walker Anarchist Individualism in the Social Revolution by Renzo Novatore Unbridled Freedom by Enzo Martucci Egoism (1924) by John Beverley Robinson From Enemies of Society Stirner, Marx and Fascism by S.E. Parker Freedom and Solitude by Marilisa Fiorina Part II The Unitary Triad: self-realisation, communication, participation by Raoul Vaneigem Preface to The Right to be Greedy by Bob Black The Union of Egoists by Svein Olav Nyberg From Sovereign Self: A Letter to Lovers (#1) Indigenous Egoism (#5) From My Own: An Egoist Method (#3) What is an Individual (#1) Nameless: An Egoist Critique of Identity (#6)