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To: Tailgunner Joe
The first I ever heard of Gramsci and his profound strategies on subverting society was in Pat Buchanan's book Death of the West. Since then, I've noticed many articles regarding Gramsci posted on FR. I'm curious, who first shed light on this ignominious character? Was it Buchanan, or is it common knowledge that just happened to elude me all these years?
9 posted on 01/15/2003 5:07:58 PM PST by bob808
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To: bob808
I first heard of him while lurking on FR.
10 posted on 01/15/2003 5:08:48 PM PST by Tailgunner Joe (God Armeth The Patriot)
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To: bob808
I first heard of him back in the seventies in a European History course while we were focused on WWI.

It's been many a year, but as I recall he was mentioned due to the influence he had in Italian anti-War circles that were working to undermine the war effort. I'm not sure, but I think he wrote or was quoted in some of the leaflets they passed out encouraging troops to desert or go on strike the way some French units did.

I'm positive he used to be mentioned in several European History courses and someone I knew had to read all about him for one of their courses, but what they call History has changed so much since the seventies that I doubt they bother with the amount of detail that used to be the norm. Now, apparently, they go over various "psychological factors" and sociology while ignoring individuals who made a difference as much as possible.

49 posted on 01/31/2013 7:08:52 AM PST by Rashputin (Jesus Christ doesn't evacuate His troops, He leads them to victory.)
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