Hope in Hopeless Times

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by John Holloway

Pluto Press


SKU: 9780745347349


At a low point for the left, one of the world's leading Marxist philosophers demonstrates the grounds for revolutionary hope.

In this final part of his ground-breaking trilogy, John Holloway expertly fuses anti-capitalism and anti-identitarianism, and brings hope into the critique of political economy and revolutionary theory, challenging us to find hope within ourselves and channel it into a dignified, revolutionary rage. Hope lies in our richness, in the joy of our collective creativity. But that richness exists in the peculiar form of money. The fact that we relate to one another through money causes tremendous social pain and destruction and is dragging us through pandemics and war towards extinction. Richness against money: this battle will decide the future of humanity. If we cannot emancipate richness from money-capital profit, there is probably no hope. Money seems invincible but the constant expansion of debt shows that its rule is fragile. The fictitious expansion of money through debt is driven by fear, fear of us, fear of the rabble. Money contains, but richness overflows.


"We are at the point zero of a history where everything must disappear or be reborn. For the first time, a movement is growing without leaders or external organization, with the freedom to become really human. John Holloway is one of those who discern in this poetry of overflowing an uprising of life." -- Raoul Vaneigem, author of The Revolution of Everyday Life

"In this finale to his remarkable trilogy, Holloway's work reaches a crescendo as he captures and chokes that darkest of forces, the veritable Hydra of money." -- Anitra Nelson, author of Beyond Money: A Postcapitalist Strategy and Exploring Degrowth: A Critical Guide

"This is Holloway at his subversive best." -- Werner Bonefeld, lecturer in Politics at the University of York

About the Author:

John Holloway has published widely on Marxist theory, on the Zapatista movement and on the new forms of anti-capitalist struggle. His book Change the World Without Taking Power has been translated into eleven languages and has stirred an international debate, and Crack Capitalism is a renowned classic. He is currently Professor of Sociology in the Instituto de Ciencias Sociales y Humanidades of the Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla in Mexico.