Still the only full-length study of the achievements and limitations of Lenin's extensive writings on Hegel, Hegel, Lenin, and Western Marxism has become a minor classic. In a full critical account, Anderson's book connects Lenin's 'dialectics' to his renowned writings on imperialism, anti-colonial movements, and the state. From there Anderson takes up the extensive debates over Lenin's engagement with Hegel among Marxists as wide ranging as Georg Lukacs, Henri Lefebvre, C. L.R. James, Raya Dunayevskaya, Lucio Colletti, and Louis Althusser.
This updated and expanded edition also includes a comprehensive new introduction by the author, assessing Lenin's relevance for today's world.