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He did not deem it necessary, however, to change his opinions on 52 GRAM SCI ' S LIFE the political situation because of this. Even when the fourth congress of the Italian Communist Party was held in a German city and Gram­ sci was informed about it thanks to several pages in invisible ink con­ tained in an English magazine he received in prison, he continued, as we know from several of his comrades in prison, to adhere to the need for a transitional phase of a 'democratic' character. He saw this as a phase in which all the anti-fascist parties wo�d be able to participate and in which the institutions and the traditional structures of the liberal, Albertine S tate 14 would have been questioned and perhaps destroyed forever.

Thus the black return to normal life after the war. Their doctrine, and death, became very much t he creed of the fascist Their black uniform was also adopted by the fascists, shirts. ' Often these articles asswned an even more personal tone. 'The correspondent of Avanti! onary groups cried, "Sellout" to comrade Gramsci. . If the correspondent of Avanti! had attended the assembly he would have seen the following sight with his own eyes: the unity of those present, among whom were numerous anarchists.

In his articles which were often published unsigned in the columns of L'Drdine Nuovo he wrote, for example, 'We have noth­ ing to regret in our past: we have the precise awareness of never hav­ ing committed even the slightest act which could cause the least dam­ age to the working class. It is enough that the Turin workers know that comrade Gramsci is even accused of having been captain of the arditi 6 for thein to understand to what point of degradation and stu­ pidity the reformists have been led by their anger.

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