Thursday, March 06, 2014

Ideology paves the way

Quote for the day, a bit of Gramsci I'm teaching alongside Johnson's plan for and preface to the Dictionary in seminar this afternoon:
The bayonets of Napoleon's armies found their road already smoothed by an invisible army of books and pamphlets that had swarmed out of Paris from the first half of the eighteenth century and had prepared both men and institutions for the necessary renewal.

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