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"Plagiarism" in Satanic Bible? #473737
04/27/12 03:28 PM
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I've known about this for a while before actually reading Might is Right, (read it last night; excellent) but Anton LaVey does indeed lift whole lines from it in the Book of Satan.

The paperback edition I have of The Satanic Bible makes no mention of Might is Right.

Can anyone confirm for me that older editions of The Satanic Bible do contain any reference to Might is Right as an inspiration and source?

I find it highly unlikely that the Doktor would plagiarize; the fault more likely seems to be with the publishers omitting the relevant notation, if there was any.

Re: "Plagiarism" in Satanic Bible? [Re: Labyrinthine] #473744
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The first editions had a dedication page included which mentioned Ragnar Redbeard.


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Re: "Plagiarism" in Satanic Bible? [Re: Labyrinthine] #473750
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Thank you Priestess.

Did LaVey write on Might is Right anywhere else?

Re: "Plagiarism" in Satanic Bible? [Re: Labyrinthine] #473754
04/27/12 07:19 PM
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He mentioned it several times in papers and essays, and of course he wrote an introduction to the book itself. Indeed, he was somewhat influential in its "rediscovery." If I'm not mistaken, when he acquired his copy and subsequently wrote The Satanic Bible, Might is Right had not been in print since its original publication.

I believe this little story is told in fuller detail in his biography by Blanche Barton.


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