Antonio Gramsci

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  • ''I turn and turn in my cell like a fly that doesn't know where to die.''
    Antonio Gramsci (1891-1937), Italian political theorist. Letter, July 20, 1931. Gramsci: Letters from Prison, no. 199, trans. by Raymond Rosenthal (1993). Gramsci had been in prison since 1926, when Mussolini had outlawed the Communist Party, and spent the rest of his life there.
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  • ''I'm a pessimist because of intelligence, but an optimist because of will.''
    Antonio Gramsci (1891-1937), Italian political theorist. letter, Dec. 19, 1929. Gramsci: Letters from Prison, trans. by Raymond Rosenthal (1993).

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