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'Historical materialism is the theory of the proletarian revolution.' Georg Luk√°cs

Monday, February 05, 2007

Gramsci Conference in London

International Socialism journal conference:

Antonio Gramsci's Revolutionary Legacy
Saturday 12 May, central London

International Socialism journal is holding a one-day
conference marking the 70th anniversary of Gramsci's death.
Gramsci's revolutionary ideas were the product of the
upsurge in workers' struggles in Italy following the First
World War, centred on the city of Turin. But many of his
ideas, ripped from their context, have been used to justify
political positions completely at odds with those held by
Gramsci-most notoriously the "historic compromise"
which saw the Italian Communist Party help bail out the
capitalist system in the 1970s.
Today there is a revival of interest in Gramsci in the anti-
capitalist movement. This conference is an intervention in
the debate over the real legacy of Gramsci's Marxism.
Sessions on:
- The Turin Experience
- The Politics of Gramsci
- Reclaiming the Prison Notebooks
Hosted by London School of Economic SWSS
For information/bookings phone 020 7819 1177 or e-mail

Gramsci Archive
Chris Bambery on Gramsci
Chris Harman 'Gramsci vs Reformism'



At 10:07 pm, Blogger Renegade Eye said...

I'd like to go to it.

At 4:32 am, Blogger DJN said...

70th, not 80th anniversary.

Looks like a great conference...wish I was there. I hope it's recorded!!!

At 11:15 am, Blogger Snowball said...

Doug - Well spotted - I just cut and pasted - I'll change it.

At 5:41 am, Blogger DJN said...

The people demand the return of your blog.

Don't betray the people!

Where am I supposed to get my daily anectodes of revolutionary history?

At 3:26 pm, Blogger Snowball said...

I have decided to answer the people in the hour of need and put up one more post... :)


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