Against the Grain

Against the Grain – February 28, 2005

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Power, Consent and Gramsci

Should progressives be pinning their hopes of resistance to superpower hubris on so-called civil society? Perhaps a more nuanced picture of how society works — and of how power operates — is needed. Joseph Buttigieg believes that the ideas of Italian radical thinker Antonio Gramsci, who wrote about power, culture and consent while in a Fascist prison, need wider circulation. (Encore presentation.)