Letters of the alphabet, simple in form, easy to learn. Yet when assembled into the likes of influential books—e.g. The Origin of Species, The Grapes of Wrath, Harry Potter—they can exhibit disproportionately profound properties and effects. 500 more words
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…As long as the cleavage exists between the particular and common interest, as long, therefore, as activity is not voluntarily, but naturally, divided, man’s own deed becomes an alien power opposed to him, which enslaves him instead of being controlled by him…while in communist society, where nobody has one exclusive sphere of activity but each can become accomplished in any branch he wishes, society regulates the general production and thus makes it possible for me to do one thing today and another tomorrow, to hunt in the morning, fish in the afternoon, rear cattle in the evening, criticize after dinner, just as I have a mind, without ever becoming hunter, fisherman, shepherd or critic.