In perspective: John Holloway

Blackledge, Paul
http://www.isj.org.uk/index.php4?id=847&issue=136

Publisher:  International Socialism
Date Written:  08/10/2012
Year Published:  2012  
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX14652

John Holloway’s Change the World Without Taking Power (2002), like that other key text of autonomist post-Marxism, Michael Hardt and Toni Negri’s Empire (2000), cut with the grain of the global anti-capitalist mood at the beginning of the millennium. More than this, Holloway’s book was the focus for important debates on the international left and deserves praise both for emphasising the link between socialism and human self-activity and for criticising the idea that the capitalist state can be used to bring about socialist change.