viernes, 18 de septiembre de 2015

Trotsky, Gramsci and the state in the West

Trotsky, Gramsci and the state in the ‘West'

The intersection of the views of Trotsky and Gramsci on the question of the ‘expansion of the state’ is very useful for understanding the evolution of state forms during the twentieth century and their relationship with the development of the workers’ movement as a ‘dangerous subject’, and the identification of the ‘trench system’ found crouching behind the masquerade of formal democracy which is now extended like never before in capitalism’s history.