Mario Tronti (b. 1931) is best known for his ground-breaking book Workers and Capital (1966). An active member of the Italian Communist Party, Tronti taught philosophy at the University of Siena, publishing numerous books and articles. Later he would become a member of the Italian Senate on two occasions. Now a nonagenarian, he continues to write and intervene in political and theoretical debates. He lives between the working-class suburb of Ostiense in Rome where he was born and small house near Terni in Umbria.