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By Carlos Nelson Coutinho

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Concentrating on the valuable strategies of the felony Notebooks and bearing on them to the background of recent political principles, Gramsci's Political concept demonstrates that Gramsci’s principles remain correct for figuring out today's international. Written by way of a number one Brazilian Marxist theorist, this e-book presents the most succinct and theoretically concentrated introductions to Gramsci's proposal on hand in any language.

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22. Amendola 1967, p. 34. Leonardo Paggi (Paggi 1984, p. ) claims that Gramsci’s ‘Leninism’ only appeared later, while he stayed in Moscow (1922–3), and was essentially restricted to the adoption of the policy of a ‘united front’ as an adequate 22 • Chapter Two point, which Gramsci would learn in the following years: the need to ground the tactics and the strategy of the working class in the concrete analysis of the national situation, the only way to correctly assess the issue of alliances, and the transformation of the working class into a national ruling class.

248–9. 34 • Chapter Three of his disagreement with Bordiga. First, he harshly denounced the organisational fetishism that prevailed in the first two years of the PCd’I: The error of the party has been to have accorded priority in an abstract fashion to the problem of party organisation, which in practice has simply meant creating an apparatus of functionaries who could be depended on for their orthodoxy towards the official view. 23 Contrasting with the Bordiga’s idea of the ‘better fewer, but better’, of a party consisting only of its cadre, Gramsci insisted – particularly in the years 1924–6 – on the need to turn the PCd’I into a mass-party, organically connected with the popular movements.

The opinion of the PCd’I was clearly expressed in the so-called Rome Theses, a political resolution approved by the Second 3. On the foundation of the PCd’I, see Spriano 1967, pp. 108–21. 26 • Chapter Three Party-Congress, which took place in January 1922. ) According to the Theses, Italy was entering a ‘socialdemocratic phase’; the Party should wait for the full realisation of this phase, not because it was a step forward, an ‘intermediary goal’, or a means to stop the growing Fascist threat, but because it would mean the complete demoralisation and disintegration of the Socialist Party, thus creating the opportunity for the majority of the proletariat (which still followed the PSI) to come under the guidance of the PCd’I, paving the way for the ‘great day’ of proletarian insurrection.

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