I heard that Obama was campaigning with Bruce Springsteen singing songs having to do with “Forward”. “Forward!”
Did you know that the newspaper of the Italian Communists after the war was called “Avanti!… Forward!”? I think a major German Communist paper was called… what was it again… “Vorwärts!” What could that mean?
I got something wrong, above. The great Roman Fabrizio sent me a note with better information:
“Avanti!” was the name of the official organ of the Italian Socialist Party (PSI) not the Communist party which was founded later by Gramsci and Togliatti in 1919 after their split from the PSI. The paper’s most successful editor was B. Mussolini between 1912 and 1914 when circulation of the paper went from 30k to 60k copies which was huge for the times
Vorwärts also was Socialist, not Communist.
I wonder, however, what influence Alinksy took from Gramsci.