// John Holloway

John Holloway (* 1947 in Dublin/Ireland) is a political scientist

He is one of the theoretical supporters of the Zapatista insurgency in Mexico, where he has been living and teaching since 1991. In the widely acclaimed Change the World Without Taking Power - The Meaning of Revolution Today, he drew a picture of a new form of “low intensity revolution,” that changes society not by taking the power, but rather by destroying the power. In Holloway’s view, the impulse for revolution begins from the day-to-day experience of millions of people living in an unjust world. In addition to his numerous works on the Zapatistas, Holloway edited Global Capital, National State and the Politics of Money (1995) and Post-Fordism and Social Form: A Marxist Debate on the Post-Fordist State (1992) and has published numerous articles in Common Sense, Journal of the Edinburgh Conference of Socialist Economists, such as The Relevance of Marxism Today, The Freeing of Marx, Open Marxism, and History and Class Struggle. John was a Professor at the University of Edinburgh and currently teaches at the Institute for the Humanities and Social Sciences at the Autonomous University of Puebla (Mexico).