Gramsci, common sense and the Norwegian right

Like Antonio Gramsci found himself confined to Mussolini’s dungeons, having to jot down short lines of thought in small notebooks, I at times find myself confined to the kitchen table, by a laptop, forced by an uncontrollable impulse to comment on something I have seen or read, to write a few short lines about some… More Gramsci, common sense and the Norwegian right

Gramsci in Spain

  Recently I was asked to Chair a seminar on grass roots mobilization Attac arranged in Trondheim, with participation from Kari Kristensen, who had recently returned from a solidarity journey to Greece, and Fransisco Sanches from the Spanish party Podemos.   The growth of Podemos A lot of the discussion naturally revolved around Podemos’ growth… More Gramsci in Spain

Machiavelli, The Gramsci Blog, a Local Essay-debate and Journalistic Prose

Machiavelli I recently skimmed through parts of Trond Berg Eriksen´s Machiavelli biography (Machiavelli Reven i hønsegården (transl. Machiavelli The Fox in the Henyard), when I stopped by a description of Machiavelli’s use of Livy in Discorsi: “There is little system in Machiavelli’s political thought in Discorsi. The trick of the book consists of using a… More Machiavelli, The Gramsci Blog, a Local Essay-debate and Journalistic Prose

The Killing of Frank Sulloways “Born to Rebel”

A gramscian prelude In my critique of Anders Ehnmark’s Antonio Gramsci, one of the passages I criticize is where Ehnmark seems to disregard the influence class background has on peoples thoughts: “It is ironic how an author can first write about Gramsci that “He does not believe that the class thinks within a man. One… More The Killing of Frank Sulloways “Born to Rebel”