Towards the War of Position: Gramsci in Continuity and Rupture with Marxism-Leninism

0976 From comrade Amil K., this essay is Part I in a longer two-part series. Because of its length, Part I is being published in four sections in serial form on our website, with each section hyperlinked below.

Section I: It’s Time to Jailbreak Gramsci

Section 2: The Strengths and Limitations of Lenin’s State and Revolution

Section 3: The Historical Context of Gramsci’s Political Work Prior to the Prison Notebooks

Section 4: The Prison Notebooks: Towards the War of Position

Part II, “Protracted People’s War and the War of Position: Parallel Ruptures of Mao and Gramsci with Leninism?” is due out within a year, perhaps early 2014, and will explore the striking parallels between Gramsci and Mao on questions of the revolutionary Party, the protracted nature of revolutionary strategy building towards a dual power, and other related questions.

This essay acknowledges our comrade Maxwell, who first made us aware of the striking parallels between Gramsci and Mao, as well as the tremendous importance of studying Gramsci in our effort to reconceptualize communist strategy in the imperialist centers today.

2 thoughts on “Towards the War of Position: Gramsci in Continuity and Rupture with Marxism-Leninism

  1. Dear comrades, we shall study your contributions about Gramsci. As a matter of fact, an article in the latest issue of “La Voce”, the (new)Italian Communist Party review, deals with the matter, quoting the very same parts of the Notebooks you analyze, and particularly about the Relation of Forces. Unfortunately, we have it only in Italian language. Anyway, we could send it to you on Facebook. Maybe you can translate it. You know, some passages of the Italian article are somehow the same of yours.
    Paolo Babini
    CARC Party – Int Dept

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