Change the World Without Taking Power: The Meaning of Revolution Today

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Lulu Press, Inc, Jul 24, 2014 - Self-Help
This new edition of John Holloway's contemporary classic, Change the World Without Taking Power, includes an extensive new preface by the author. The wave of political demonstrations since the Battle of Seattle in 2001 have crystallised a new trend in left-wing politics. Modern protest movements are grounding their actions in both Marxism and Anarchism, fighting for radical social change in terms that have nothing to do with the taking of state power. This is in clear opposition to the traditional Marxist theory of revolution which centres on the overthrow of government. In this book, John Holloway asks how we can reformulate our understanding of revolution as the struggle against power, not for power. After a century of failed attempts by revolutionary and reformist movements to bring about radical social change, the concept of revolution itself is in crisis.

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Preface to the First Edition
Preface to the New Edition
The Scream
Beyond the State?
Beyond Power?
The Tragic Dilemma
Fetishism and Fetishisation
The Tradition of Scientific Marxism
The CriticalRevolutionary Subject
The Material Reality of AntiPower
The Material Reality of AntiPower and the Crisis of Capital
Moving AgainstandBeyond Reflections on a Discussion

AntiFetishism and Criticism

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