Value of Gramsci

Louis N Proyect lnp3 at columbia.edu
Sun Nov 19 06:44:39 MST 1995


Bryan Alexander is working on a post dealing with Gramsci's understanding 
of fascism. How timely! (That is an unsubtle hint, Bryan, get busy.)

Louis

ps. Matt D. and Cheygitz, you two are next at bat.

On Sun, 19 Nov 1995, Chris Burford wrote:

> Thanks, Leo, for the clear concise post about Gramsci.
> 
> I have long heard words to the effect that there are
> diamonds in Gramsci, waiting to be mined. Why isn't 
> anyone mining them?
> 
> Is it the case that the value of Gramsci is as you summed
> him up, pointing to the emphasis on civil society, and the 
> value of a more nuanced understanding of the state, in order
> to further class struggle against its repressive and even 
> fascist aspects? And we just have to get on with it on 
> concrete issues. 
> 
> And indeed you have tended to slog it out on this list on
> specific issues, tending to put such a more nuanced view,
> to the great suspicion of a number of subscribers. 
> 
> The only point that occurs to me for further clarification:  
> as a slow reader, I would appreciate a summary of Gramsci's 
> views on the party.
> 
> What other diamonds am I missing?
> 
> 
> Chris, London
> 
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