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date: 09 June 2023

Antonio Gramsci 1891–1937
Italian political theorist and activist 

  1. Our motto is still alive and to the point: Pessimism of the intellect, optimism of the will.
    the motto of the periodical L'Ordine Nuovo was borrowed from the French writer Romain Rolland
    in L'Ordine Nuovo 4 March 1921
  2. The crisis consists precisely in the fact that the old is dying and the new cannot be born; in this interregnum a great variety of morbid symptoms appear.
    in 1930, Selections from the Prison Notebooks (1971)