Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “The Modern Prince and Other Writings” as Want to Read:
The Modern Prince and Other Writings
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

The Modern Prince and Other Writings

3.99 of 5 stars 3.99  ·  rating details  ·  113 ratings  ·  9 reviews
Selections from the Italian philosopher and revolutionary.
Paperback, 192 pages
Published October 1st 1959 by International Publishers (first published 1959)
more details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about The Modern Prince and Other Writings, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about The Modern Prince and Other Writings

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

(showing 1-30 of 311)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  rating details
Steven Peterson
The Italian Marxist Antonio Gramsci elaborated the idea of hegemony in the early part of the twentieth century. Gramsci emphasizes how values supportive of dominant interests in society get passed on to the masses and thereby, once accepted by the multitudes, come to reinforce the domination by that elite. Political scientists Dawson, Prewitt, and Dawson state that: "Hegemonic theory starts with the assumption that government would not be possible unless the strains and tensions associated with ...more
Yang
A short and useful collection of Gramsci's writing that provides a good introduction to his thoughts to those who don't have time to read all of his.
Juan Nikolas
Excelente libro. Antonio Gramsci no es un marxista ortodoxo ni mucho menos dogmático. Aun siendo partidario de la tesis del materialismo histórico, reconoce la importancia de la "superestructura", las instituciones, la hegemonía cultural y otros elementos que van más allá del mero análisis economicista del marxismo tradicional. También describe de forma lúcida cual es el deber ser de la acción política y el rol de los partidos políticos, superando el planteamiento leninista de la revolución viol ...more
Reginald Simms
A brief and limited selection of Gramsci's writings from the prison notebooks and other writings. The overall theme being the interaction between civil society/the masses and the state/the ruling class not solely determined by the material circumstances but by the interaction and relationships between material life and culture that create the power dynamics of the modern contemporary times.
James
Extremely well written, an interesting argument (kind of the anti-Lenin of Marxists), but unconvincing in his arguments about Machiavelli's intentions. He does lay out some very interesting arguments on the idea of hegemony though.
Charles Parrent
Essential reading for an understanding the cultural marxism that dominates cultural discourse in the West.
Chuck
My favorite, "the modern prince"
Sami
one of the most interesting books ever
Carlo Mayer
Da consultazione
Nogay Küçük
Nogay Küçük marked it as to-read
Aug 18, 2015
Christopher Brewster
Christopher Brewster marked it as to-read
Aug 08, 2015
Emy
Emy marked it as to-read
Jul 27, 2015
Chris Swart
Chris Swart marked it as to-read
Jul 23, 2015
Utnumerve
Utnumerve marked it as to-read
Jul 07, 2015
Gavin Barker
Gavin Barker marked it as to-read
Jul 03, 2015
Najwa Hossain
Najwa Hossain marked it as to-read
Jun 29, 2015
Mahdi Alqaffas
Mahdi Alqaffas marked it as to-read
Jun 28, 2015
Angela.
Angela. is currently reading it
Jun 22, 2015
Da
Da added it
Jul 13, 2015
Tim Cowlishaw
Tim Cowlishaw marked it as to-read
May 23, 2015
Ahmed Abou Hussein
Ahmed Abou Hussein marked it as to-read
May 14, 2015
Xavier
Xavier marked it as to-read
May 14, 2015
Drew
Drew marked it as to-read
May 04, 2015
Aysen
Aysen marked it as to-read
May 01, 2015
« previous 1 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »
  • Race, Nation, Class: Ambiguous Identities
  • Left-Wing Communism, an Infantile Disorder: A Popular Essay in Marxian Strategy and Tactics
  • On Practice and Contradiction
  • The German Ideology
  • Terrorism and Communism: A Reply to Karl Kautsky
  • أقدم لك لينين والثورة الروسية
  • The Essential Rosa Luxemburg: Reform or Revolution/The Mass Strike
  • Late Capitalism
  • On Power and Ideology: The Managua Lectures
  • Sosyalizmin Alfabesi
  • Multitude: War and Democracy in the Age of Empire
  • Introducing Baudrillard (Introducing)
  • For Marx
  • Trotsky for Beginners
  • Marx for Beginners
  • Introducing Chomsky
  • The ABC of Communism
  • The Liberal Defence of Murder
2438
Antonio Gramsci was an Italian writer, politician, political theorist, linguist and philosopher. A founding member and onetime leader of the Communist Party of Italy, he was imprisoned by Benito Mussolini's Fascist regime. His writings are heavily concerned with the analysis of culture and political leadership and he is notable as a highly original thinker within the Marxist tradition. He is renow ...more
More about Antonio Gramsci...
Selections from the Prison Notebooks The Antonio Gramsci Reader: Selected Writings 1916-1935 رسائل السجن Prison Notebooks, Volume 1 Prison Notebooks

Share This Book