Back Room: Government's complacency sees old order returning

The legacy of the Italian communist Antonio Gramsci rests largely on his timeless political aphorisms.

11th May, 2014

The legacy of the Italian communist Antonio Gramsci rests largely on his timeless political aphorisms. One in particular resonates when we try to fathom recent political events here: “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.”

Looking at what has happened to the coalition since that glorious day last December, when it decided...

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