Tag Archives: communism

Picturing Politics: Surveillance

The issue of government surveillance has increasingly been in the public eye since the Guardian revelations about the level of data collected by the NSA and GCHQ. However, government surveillance of its citizens is not a new phenomenon. In the tenth Picturing Politics, Dr Rory Cormac examines a photograph taken in 1949 at a May Day […]

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Why Michael Gove can’t claim Gramsci as an influence

Across ten densely packed but concisely organised paragraphs, Antonio Gramsci penned a piece of journalism entitled ‘Towards the Communist International’, printed in the newspaper L’Ordine Nuovo on 26 July 1919. Although the egregious Michael Gove, UK Secretary of State for Education, may claim Gramsci as one of two individuals that have most influenced him (the […]

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