Tuesday, January 15, 2008

MRZine Interview on Marx as journalist

A very interesting interview with Jim Ledbetter on MRZine. Ledbetter (himself an experienced American journalist) edited the new Penguin collection of Marx's journalism for the quite radical New York Daily Tribune newspaper. It's well worth looking at and the collection is an excellent sample of the 7 volumes of journalism that's in the Collected Works. Ledbetter makes two crucial points: just how obscure Marx was for most of his life and that he wasn't an abstract thinker and his detailed journalism ws important to him - and not just as a much needed source of hack income.



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