Posts Tagged ‘Gramsci’

Gramsci: the bits Gove left out

by David Osler.

I once drew attention to a passage from a book by Malcolm X, in which the legendary African-American activist demanded black community control of black educational institutions, and jokingly suggested that Michael Gove could use the reference when next speaking in support of free schools. Now the Tory education secretary has gone one step further, and […]

You want to quote Gramsci, Lord Glasman?

by David Osler.

There are no two ways to interpret the intentions behind Lord Glasman’s ‘no strategy, no narrative, little energy’ attack on Ed Miliband. This soundbite was crafted, in both content and timing in a slack news period, to inflict the maximum damage possible on the leader of the opposition. Instantly following up this overt display with of […]

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