Antonio Gramsci  

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Antonio Gramsci (January 22, 1891April 27, 1937) was an Italian writer, politician and Marxist political theorist. A founding member and onetime leader of the Communist Party of Italy, he was imprisoned by Mussolini's Fascist regime. His writings are heavily concerned with the analysis of culture. He is renowned for his concept of cultural hegemony as a means of maintaining the state in a capitalist society.



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