How Culture Helps Legitimate the Rule of the State

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ANTONIO GRAMSCI AND HOW CULTURE HELPS LEGITIMATE THE RULE OF THE STATE
INTRODUCTION
In a Marxist philosophic tradition, Italian political theorist, Antonio Gramsci, is well known for his critical assessments of capitalistic societies. Along these lines, one of Gramsci’s most often quoted passages suggests that "every state is ethical in as much as one of its most important functions is to raise the great mass of the population to a particular cultural and moral level; a level which corresponds to the needs of the productive forces for development" (Sharma and Gupta 360). Implied in this statement, Gramsci establishes his basic explanation concerning how culture helps to legitimate the rule of the state. It follows that the current study...
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