An Introduction to Antonio Gramsci

Born with a spinal malformation in 1891 on the Italian island of Sardinia, Antonio Gramsci was the fourth of seven children, all boys. A bright mind from the start, Gramsci suspended his schooling at age seven to support his family after his father was jailed by the Sardinian government, ostensibly for embezzlement, but likely due to his opposition to the local party elites. His father’s political imprisonment foreshadowed…

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