Ideas of Antonio Gramsci, by Theme

[Italian, 1891 - 1937, Born in Sardinia. Spent many years in prison. Died in Rome.]

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24. Political Theory / B. Nature of a State / 1. Purpose of a State
The state should produce higher civilisations for all, in tune with the economic apparatus
24. Political Theory / B. Nature of a State / 2. State Legitimacy / d. General will
Eventually political parties lose touch with the class they represent, which is dangerous
24. Political Theory / C. Ruling a State / 2. Leaders / a. Autocracy
Caesarism emerges when two forces in society are paralysed in conflict
24. Political Theory / C. Ruling a State / 2. Leaders / c. Despotism
Totalitarian parties cut their members off from other cultural organisations
24. Political Theory / C. Ruling a State / 3. Government / a. Government
What is the function of a parliament? Does it even constitute a part of the State structure?
24. Political Theory / D. Ideologies / 6. Liberalism / f. Liberal problems
Liberalism's weakness is its powerful rigid bureaucracy
25. Social Practice / B. Equalities / 2. Political equality
Perfect political equality requires economic equality