Antonio Gramsci's piece on Hegemony was very interesting to me. One of Antonio's early points on hegemony really made me stop and think. Under point c of Hegemony he discusses hegemony in terms of how the ruling class exercises their power over the majority by almost creating an illusion that the majority has power. That way, the majority is satisfied by thinking that they have equal, if not more, say on what is going on with their lives when in fact it's the smaller group within the ruling class that are dictating almost what is going on.
This idea of an illusion just really made me think about our media runs things today on an illusion that we have all these news outlets, all these channels to watch, but really it's all owned by six (I think?) different companies. This small handful of companies are dictating what we see and in turn what we think.