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Antonio Gramsci (1891—1937) Italian political theorist and activist, co-founder and leader of the Italian Communist Party

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A term especially associated with Gramsci, to whom it denotes the concealed domination of all the positions of institutional power and influence by members of just one class. The hegemony of one class could indefinitely postpone revolution; an important revolutionary activity is therefore to infiltrate and weaken the structures that it occupies.

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