Alex Massie

Karl Marx: Blogger

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Norm has the details, of course:

Why do you blog? > To lay bare the economic law of motion of modern society. (1)

What has been your best blogging experience? > Have just finished correcting the last sheet (49th) of the book [Volume I of Capital]... So, this volume is finished. I owe it to you alone [Engels] that it was possible! Without your self-sacrifice for me I could not possibly have managed the immense labour demanded by the 3 volumes. I embrace you, full of thanks! (2)

What has been your worst blogging experience? > Constant labour of one uniform kind disturbs the intensity and flow of a man's animal spirits, which find recreation and delight in mere change of activity. (3)

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Alex Massie is Scotland Editor of The Spectator. He also writes a column for The Times and is a regular contributor to the Scottish Daily Mail, The Scotsman and other publications.

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