How many people are really all that surprised to read this?
Tall and handsome, Engels had a taste not just for ideas but for the good life—wine, women, riding with the Cheshire hunt—and seems to have felt little sense of irony that all these things were paid for by the proletariat’s back-breaking labour. . . .
This observation makes the claim that Engels really didn’t like being a capitalist, but trudged on as one solely and exclusively because he wanted to be able to support Marx, somewhat doubtful, to say the least.