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The Gramsci Factor
www.chuckmorse.com ^ | September 21, 2002 | Chuck Morse

Posted on 09/27/2002 4:07:10 PM PDT by Tailgunner Joe

Tactics introduced by Italian communist Antonio Gramsci in the 1930's have contributed greatly to the decline of the west. High taxes, government regulations, the toleration of illegal aliens and possible terrorists, the erosion of national defense, gun grabbing, political correctness, the dumbing down and drugging of children and the deliberate corruption of their morals, the anti human element pervading in the environmental movement, the norming of abortion, euthanasia, divorce, homosexuality, and other issues, are manifestations of the Gramsci factor. Gramci called for a gradual transfer of legislative power from elected bodies to appointed bureaucracies where un-natural and authoritarian international socialism could be quietly implemented by force. The natural outgrowth of this has been a sense of loss of control expressed by such phenomena as voter apathy. Americans are surrendering their G-d given rights without knowing it. We are encouraged to think of ourselves as members of proscribed groups with pre-determined values rather than as individuals. America is gradually becoming a subsidiary of a one-world government, which goes by various euphemisms such as "the international community." The Gramsci factor is at play in all of this.

Antonio Gramsci, co-founder of the Italian Communist Party in 1921, after spending time in Stalinist Russia, realized that a revolutionary Marxist/Stalinist approach to world socialism would fail in western societies. He realized that the western democracies appreciated the benefits of individual rights, patriotism, and faith in the creator and that these ideas were deeply engrained and would not be easily surrendered. Instead of violent Marxist revolution, Gramsci would advocate a "long march through the institutions before socialism and relativism would be victorious." His believed that "capitalist bourgeois society" could be seduced into accepting communism through the gradual seduction of the western mind. Wildly popular amongst leftists but not widely known in the broader culture, Gramsci would author over 33 books while in an Italian prison where he died in 1937.

Gramscian ideas differ from those of a 19th century British Fabian socialism that called for a creeping conquest of the free world through the gradual changing of the letter and meaning of the law. Fabians established the devastatingly successful ACLU for that purpose. Gramsci took communism a step further by advocating a literal change of human consciousness itself. This would be accomplished through the infiltration and gradual control of dominant western cultural, educational and media institutions.

Gramscian communists, such as Theodor Adorno, Erich Fromm, and later Herbert Marcuse, established the Frankfort School at Columbia University in the 1930's with the goal of producing "a new stratum of intellectuals" that would be charged with dominating western culture. The Frankfort School invented "critical theory" which is based on the premise that there is no such thing as objective reality. Everything is "perception" according to critical theory, and perception is controlled by ruling elites who decide what is real. Once the false premise is accepted that an individual's perception is formed by the environment rather than by an intrinsic ability to identify truth, the Gramcian communist, consumed by an insufferable sense of his own superiority, feels entitled to obtain and wield power over the masses for the sake of creating new and better realities and perceptions. The Granscian actually believes that he is morally obligated, based on an overarching sense of superiority, to control others and enforce change.

While Marxism, calls for the fomenting of violent conflict between classes, races etc, and Fabian Socialism seeks control over the system of justice and the literal language of the law, Gramscian communism seeks control over culture, established religion, media, education, and other areas where intellectual discourse takes place. Psychiatry, with its pretensions to knowledge of the innermost being, is a major bailiwick for Gramscian communists. It should be noted that the regressive theories of socialism, when enthroned, have already led to the liquidation of over 100 million human beings and a Holocaust against the Jews of Europe.

How can we fight this ever-encroaching behemoth as it colonizes our minds and casts dark clouds over our future? The difficulty lies in the fact that Gramscian communists are not bound to the same objective standards of truth as the rest of us. Given that communism is nothing more than a quest by power-hungry elitists toward the attainment of power for themselves, communists will do virtually anything, whether overt or covert, to achieve their goals. Perhaps the answer is that genuinely progressive lovers of freedom need to recognize that their primary weapon is their addiction to truth, or, as Thomas Jefferson so eloquently stated, "the laws of nature and of nature's God." Vociferously standing up for truth could go a long way toward saving this nation from a slide into totalitarianism.

We need to state that we are answerable to a creator of the universe, not to "enlightened" elites who seek to refashion reality in their own image while attempting to overthrow the Creator. Marx was not as much an atheist as he was anti-G-d. We need to state that our freedom is predicated on the recognition of individual sovereignty and that the individual, in order to enjoy the fruits of freedom, is capable of discerning objective morality and fashioning his life within the limitations of nature.

We must insist that our children be taught in such a manner that they will be able to develop the cognitive abilities that will enable them to function as sovereign individuals rather than what they get now which is political propaganda meant to create confusion, dissonance and docility. We must insist that our culture protect the innocence of our children. We must return a sense of honor and privilege in American citizenship and insist on standards of behavior for guests within our borders. We must re-assert the sovereignty of our federation of states and dis-entangle ourselves from involvements that sacrifice our freedoms and its accompanying prosperity on the alter of world socialism.


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Editorial; Extended News; Government; Philosophy
KEYWORDS: communistsubversion; culturewar; gramsci; infiltration; longmarch; socialism; subversion
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1 posted on 09/27/2002 4:07:10 PM PDT by Tailgunner Joe
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To: Tailgunner Joe
Virtually no one gets this. Anyone who cares to think it through understands that this is the struggle of our times.

If anyone wonders why our alleged 'leaders' continue their march of folly, the answer lies here. The current 'war on terror' is just a sideshow.

If anyone bothers to wonder at the source of the pacifism and sheepery preached from the pulpits every lamestream religious entity, look no further.

If anyone wonders why the end products of our educational institutions are fit for little more than servitude, here's the source.

And if anyone wonders how this state of affairs could possibly be turned around, the answer is the stuff of nightmares.

2 posted on 09/27/2002 7:13:27 PM PDT by Noumenon
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To: Tailgunner Joe
Wow! Excellant and right on target.
3 posted on 09/27/2002 8:06:05 PM PDT by Slingshot
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To: Noumenon
Oh well and good, if Chuck had actually read as much Gramsci as I have.

If anything, one can learn that the centrality of "culture" trumps "race," "class" and "sex" in political debate. Gramsci is correct in his historical analysis of the problems facing his time and nation (Mussolini's Italy). He learned about the American mode of economic and cultural production (except for the Caribbean Trotskyist CLR James) like no other European thinker of that time—and from a jail cell.

I think it would be helpful to read him, and contemporanious conservative thinkers such as Vilfredo Pareto and Gaetano Mosca to get a better understanding of what the elites have had in store for us and our children. It is criminally foolish to dismiss Gramsci's Marxism as another vicious ontological savagery.

Luckily, the American Left has dropped the ball regarding Gramsci, influenced instead by the obtuse ramblings of the adherants of the Frankfurt School. We can use the little Albanian's smuggled notebooks as battering rams against the domination of PC Stalinism.
4 posted on 09/27/2002 8:26:52 PM PDT by lavrenti
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To: Doug Fiedor
ping to a fellow Gramsciophile.
5 posted on 09/27/2002 9:48:50 PM PDT by RightOnTheLeftCoast
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To: Tailgunner Joe
IMHO . . . it is likely too late to reverse the trend . . . considering the present young generation of blithering idiots who will eventually be in control of the U.S., states and local governments !!!

May God help us . . . then again, considering what truly evil creatures we have become, why would He even consider it???

6 posted on 09/27/2002 9:52:11 PM PDT by GeekDejure
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To: Tailgunner Joe
I believe the last big Gramsci thread was about two years ago.
7 posted on 09/27/2002 10:47:49 PM PDT by Havisham
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To: Noumenon
Virtually no one gets this. Anyone who cares to think it through understands that this is the struggle of our times.

I'm sure you don't mean to sound full of yourself.

8 posted on 09/27/2002 10:49:57 PM PDT by Havisham
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To: Noumenon; Coyote; Lurker; Askel5
Some get it. It's just that many more who do aren't here anymore.

It's sad really.

9 posted on 09/27/2002 10:51:39 PM PDT by nunya bidness
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To: Noumenon
The Gramscian actually believes that he is morally obligated, based on an overarching sense of superiority, to control others and enforce change.

You don't get the irony do you?

10 posted on 09/27/2002 10:53:26 PM PDT by Havisham
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To: Cacique; firebrand; rmlew; Dutchy; StarFan; nutmeg; RaceBannon; Coleus; FreedomFriend; nanny; ...
Gramsci ping!
11 posted on 09/27/2002 10:55:50 PM PDT by Black Agnes
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To: Tailgunner Joe
Of course, it's all true but these are not new revelations. Phyllis Schlafly and conservative Catholic intellectuals, among others I suppose, have been writing about little else for years now.
12 posted on 09/27/2002 10:56:41 PM PDT by Havisham
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To: nunya bidness
You can find what links of theirs still exist in the comments section of this article: "Deconstructing the Western Mind: Gramscian-Marxist Subversion of Faith and Education"
13 posted on 09/27/2002 10:59:22 PM PDT by Askel5
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To: Tailgunner Joe; Avoiding_Sulla; Prodigal Daughter; shaggy eel; Fred Mertz
 ANTONIO GRAMSCI, 1891-1937 - The New Order

 Tocqueville vs. Gramsci: Transmit Or Transform; That Is The Question

 Buchanan Links Decline of West to Gramsci (Review of Death of the West)

 WWGD? (What Would Gramsci Do?)

 Gramsci vs. Tocqueville or Marxism vs. the American Ideology

 Gramsci Lives

 The Meaning of "Original Sin" - re Gramsci

 Toward the Total State by William Norman Grigg - re Gramsci

 Who is Antonio Gramsci? You Better Learn!!!
 
 Historical Illiteracy and Gramsci...loss of cultural heritage

 The Gramscian Roots of America's Culture War

14 posted on 09/27/2002 10:59:57 PM PDT by 2sheep
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To: Askel5
Woke you up huh? Bookmarked.
15 posted on 09/27/2002 11:00:50 PM PDT by nunya bidness
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To: nunya bidness
Isn't everyone plagued by night terrors at the mere mention of the Great Synthesist's name?
16 posted on 09/27/2002 11:06:30 PM PDT by Askel5
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To: 2sheep
Speaking of bad dreams ... thanks for the links.
17 posted on 09/27/2002 11:07:27 PM PDT by Askel5
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To: Askel5
Naw. Mine are more the hook the fish and run out of line variety.

But I "feel your pain."

18 posted on 09/27/2002 11:08:19 PM PDT by nunya bidness
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To: nunya bidness
bump
19 posted on 09/27/2002 11:12:54 PM PDT by oceanperch
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To: lavrenti
Antonio Gramsci was not an Albanian. He was born in Ales on the Island of Sardinia. It is located at the center of the Island on the Western side.

Sardinia produced quite a number of the leaders of the Italian Communist party, including Enrico Berlinguer who was born in Porto Torres.

Incidentally, is Levrenti in honor of Levrenti Beria? Stalin's loyad head of the NKVD?

20 posted on 09/27/2002 11:41:02 PM PDT by Cacique
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To: Tailgunner Joe
Gramsci

21 posted on 09/27/2002 11:45:53 PM PDT by Consort
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To: Black Agnes
gramsci bump. he inspired thousands of new (age) leftists and we get to reap the whirlwind. gramsci's poison infects the so called academy which more and more looks like a welfare program for otherwise unemployable commie "profs" and assistant "profs". at least in the liberal arts sector.

$25,000/year to have your lovely child brainwashed by these un American scum

22 posted on 09/28/2002 4:29:00 AM PDT by dennisw
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To: Tailgunner Joe
Joe, excellent post. This helps explain a lot of what we see coming from the left in America today.
23 posted on 09/28/2002 4:49:48 AM PDT by Texas Jack
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To: Tailgunner Joe
Thanks for posting this - -

BLUEPRINT FOR THE MODERN DEMONRAT PARTY.
24 posted on 09/28/2002 5:50:42 AM PDT by XBob
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To: Jimer
Where did you get such an old picture of the "shoe bomber"?
25 posted on 09/28/2002 5:52:06 AM PDT by XBob
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To: 2sheep
do you still have the link - to
"The Gramscian Roots of America's Culture War"

It has been deleted.
26 posted on 09/28/2002 5:57:57 AM PDT by XBob
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To: XBob
Here is the source document: It is Ace's "Original Sin" --

The Meaning of "Original Sin" - re Gramsci

27 posted on 09/28/2002 6:06:10 AM PDT by 2sheep
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To: Noumenon
The Gramscian Doctrine of the '30s begins to appear in American writings of the '50s like Mailer's "White Negro." It then morphs its way into the Yippie Manifesto of the '60s. Today, with the Left completely dominating the Democrat Party, The Gramscian Doctrine is proudly touted as the Party Platform of the DNC!
28 posted on 09/28/2002 6:14:09 AM PDT by bimbo
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To: XBob
Where did you get such an old picture...

An image search.

29 posted on 09/28/2002 6:47:29 AM PDT by Consort
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To: Havisham
I'm sure you don't mean to sound full of yourself.

No more so than, oh, say, Samuel P. Huntington, Daniel Pipes and Victor Hanson - all of whom have said essentially the same thing. Try getting off that high horse you're riding and pay attention to what's going on around you.

30 posted on 09/28/2002 7:40:44 AM PDT by Noumenon
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To: Havisham
You don't get the irony do you?

Still not paying attention, are you?

31 posted on 09/28/2002 7:42:23 AM PDT by Noumenon
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To: Tailgunner Joe
Which came first, the chicken or the egg?

IMHO, Gramsci did not invent a master plan to defeat Western Civilization, but merely identified those elements which would emerge in the natural course of an advancing culture. Had Gramsci not done so, someone else would have predicted these occurances, and they would have occured regardless.

The key to maintaining a society beyond the natural curve which destroyed Rome, Ancient Greece, and others, is to identify those elememts which break down a people, and remove them.

The urge to "make the world a better place" must be resisted at all costs.
32 posted on 09/28/2002 7:48:57 AM PDT by copycat
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To: lavrenti
Agreed - without actually having read any of Gransci's works, one is reduced to second-hand name-calling. I'm not entirely sure that the Left has dropped the ball - they're well entrenched in the most sensitive and vulnerable institutions there are - our universities, high schools and elementary schools.

The only problem with using Gramsci's techniques is that, at their core, they are predicated upon lies and deceit. And the object of Gramsci's praxis was the acquisition, retention and exercise of absolute power. As fallible human beings, we're all prone to the siren call of power.
33 posted on 09/28/2002 7:50:16 AM PDT by Noumenon
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To: Noumenon
Surely it's not mendacious and deceitful to try to retake these institutions and return them to honest study.
34 posted on 09/28/2002 9:16:48 AM PDT by firebrand
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To: firebrand
Surely it's not mendacious and deceitful to try to retake these institutions and return them to honest study.

Not at all. But as Hanson reminds us, even though we might resemble the monster we're trying to defeat as we engage it, we must take care not to become the monster itself. That's the caveat. Power, or the prospect of achieving it is addictive in ways that we can hardly comprehend. It's a lure that few can resist. For proof, examine the conduct of our alleged 'representatives'.

35 posted on 09/28/2002 9:57:00 AM PDT by Noumenon
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To: Eala
Gramsci ping.
36 posted on 09/28/2002 10:12:43 AM PDT by Black Agnes
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To: Jimer
Thanks for the info, it is useful.

However, I really meant it as a joke, as to me, Gramsci appears to look a bit like the 'shoe bomber'.

I guess I better stick to my day job.
37 posted on 09/29/2002 3:41:56 AM PDT by XBob
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To: XBob
BTTT
38 posted on 11/21/2002 3:34:27 PM PST by Mmmike
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To: Tailgunner Joe
bttt
39 posted on 08/12/2003 6:17:18 AM PDT by Avoiding_Sulla (You can't see where we're going when you don't look where we've been.)
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To: GeekDejure
They aren't as sheepish as you think. There are a lot of independent minded young thinkers out there who are decidedly conservative in their viewpoint and very much enamoured of the now ~reviled~ dead white guy Founders.

Apparently, you cannot starve quick minds by feeding them pap all their lives and expect that to satisfy them. That is the wild card.
40 posted on 08/21/2003 5:32:38 AM PDT by OpusatFR (being bottom heavy keeps you bobbing on the water, not under it.)
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To: A. Pole
ping
41 posted on 08/21/2003 6:35:39 AM PDT by Feldkurat_Katz (if they are gay, why are they always complaining?)
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To: Tailgunner Joe
What about Bertrand Russell? In the English-speaking countries, he was as influential, and worked in a similar direction as Gramsci did.
42 posted on 08/21/2003 6:38:10 AM PDT by Feldkurat_Katz (if they are gay, why are they always complaining?)
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To: Tailgunner Joe
Gramscian communists, such as Theodor Adorno, Erich Fromm, and later Herbert Marcuse, established the Frankfort School at Columbia University in the 1930's with the goal of producing "a new stratum of intellectuals" that would be charged with dominating western culture.

Know your enemy bump.

43 posted on 08/21/2003 6:55:06 AM PDT by A. Pole
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To: A. Pole
Know your enemy bump.

Indeed!

44 posted on 02/27/2004 10:46:49 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach (The terrorists and their supporters declared war on the United States - and war is what they got!!!!)
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To: Tailgunner Joe
Bookmarking...
45 posted on 02/27/2004 10:55:50 PM PST by hedgetrimmer
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To: hedgetrimmer; All
There are a few more threads that might be of interest on Gramsci ( some have already been mentioned so there is some duplicated entries ):

______________________________________________________________________

A quick search on Gramsci turned up the following:

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He wrote the playbook that has been followed for the last many decades by the leftists!
Including the attack of the gays on the American Family!

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Gramsci Lives ^
      Posted by Memphis Belle
On News/Activism ^ 05/22/2000 12:13:23 PM PDT with 1 comment


The Nation ^ | May 22 2000 | Eric Alterman
     
 
The Gramsci Factor  ^
      Posted by Tailgunner Joe
On News/Activism ^ 09/27/2002 4:07:10 PM PDT with 42 comments


www.chuckmorse.com ^ | September 21, 2002 | Chuck Morse
     
 
WWGD? (What Would Gramsci Do?) ^
      Posted by cicero's_son
On News/Activism ^ 09/16/2001 9:12:08 PM PDT with 71 comments


self
     
 
Who is Antonio Gramsci? You Better Learn!!! ^
      Posted by cayman99
On News/Activism ^ 12/29/2000 1:01:43 AM PST with 129 comments

     
 
ANTONIO GRAMSCI, 1891-1937 - The New Order ^
      Posted by Tailgunner Joe
On News/Activism ^ 09/02/2002 3:23:16 PM PDT with 27 comments


etherzone.com ^ | September 6, 2002 | Albert V. Burns
     
 
Tocqueville Vs. Gramsci: Transmit Or Transform; That Is The Question ^
      Posted by Starmaker
On News/Activism ^ 06/03/2002 12:47:34 PM PDT with 13 comments


ToogoodReports ^ | June 3, 2002 | Gerald L. Rowles, Ph.D.
     
 
Gramsci vs. Tocqueville or Marxism vs. the American Ideology ^
      Posted by VinnyTex
On News/Activism ^ 01/04/2001 9:20:02 AM PST with 22 comments


FrontPage Mag ^
     
 
Buchanan Links Decline of West to Gramsci (Review of Death of the West) ^
      Posted by IM2Phat4U
On News/Activism ^ 01/06/2002 3:23:03 PM PST with 29 comments


www.amazon.com ^ | Ray Olson
     
 
Gramsci, The Source Of Democratic Philosophy: A must read to understand the source of Dem Strategy. ^
      Posted by manfromlamancha
On News/Activism ^ 10/31/2002 10:52:43 PM PST with 30 comments


Charm.Net ^ | October,2002 retrieved | Some Socialist Punk

46 posted on 02/27/2004 11:04:01 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach (The terrorists and their supporters declared war on the United States - and war is what they got!!!!)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach; JohnGalt; ninenot; u-89; sittnick; steve50; Hegemony Cricket; Willie Green; ...
Know your enemy bump.

Indeed!

Thank you for reminding me. Gramsci bump again.

47 posted on 02/28/2004 8:58:00 PM PST by A. Pole (The genocide of Albanians was stopped in its tracks before it began.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe
Good post. Thanks. CC'd to my hard drive.
48 posted on 02/29/2004 6:06:05 AM PST by ninenot (Minister of Membership, TomasTorquemadaGentlemen'sClub)
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To: BlackElk
BE, you may wish to read this. Looks like a nice summary and includes consequences in philosophy...
49 posted on 02/29/2004 6:06:56 AM PST by ninenot (Minister of Membership, TomasTorquemadaGentlemen'sClub)
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To: DumpsterDiver
save for later
50 posted on 02/29/2004 6:25:13 AM PST by DumpsterDiver
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