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  1. Mar 2022
    1. Gramsci (who I put alongside Paolo Freire, Franz Fanon, bell hooks as one of the most important thinkers in education who's rarely recognized as such)

      Audrey Watters puts Antonio Gramsci, Paolo Freire, Franz Fanon, and bell hoods down as some of the most important thinkers in education.

    2. Gramsci famously said "I am a pessimist because of intelligence but an optimist because of will."
  2. Mar 2019
    1. we are simultaneously living along two curves

      Or maybe even better: along three, negotiating curves, like Gramsci's idea of residual, dominant, and emergent cultures.

  3. May 2018
    1. Gramsci helps in distinguishing the dying Marxism from that which remains unexhausted in Marx and in the various Marxist traditions
  4. Mar 2018
    1. En pillant les ressources argumentatives et rhétoriques de l’adversaire on l’affaiblit davantage que par une violente offensive. La démarche hégémonique, autrement dit, n’est pas affirmation triomphante de soi mais absorption subreptice de l’autre.
    1. Rather, people of conscience must recommit themselves to examining and exposing the material operations of power — the control of information, the use of violence, the allocation of wealth — that tangibly shape our social lives. This renewed social critique, furthermore, must not be driven solely by the college-educated class with its own agendas and predilections, but must include all people who work and struggle in our unequal world.

      Gramsci: the organic intellectual

    1. De Benoist had famously drawn from Italian Marxist theorist Antonio Gramsci, who believed that ideas the public held were key for revolutionary change. Using this philosophy, De Benoist also rejected the old tactics of fascism, such as paramilitary marches, violence, and parliamentary politics. He argued that the pre-condition for all revolution is “the capture of cultural power,” Tamir-on explains. A Coup d’état was no good for the Nouvelle Droite, they were now concerned with winning the battle of ideas.