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The Establishment by Owen Jones

Political writer Owen Jones explains that for him writing is an occasionally painful means to a vital end.

A confession: I never really wanted to be a writer. Writing is laborious, full of lengthy periods of often crippling solitude, full of internal wrestling over arguments, facts and how they are all framed. Don't get me wrong - this is no plea for sympathy, and there are plenty of jobs that are genuinely monotonous and poorly remunerated for it. But if you love human company - which I do - then the best part of the process is discussing ideas and being challenged by others, rather than attempting to paint a computer screen with your internal monologue. Read more >

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