V. I. Lenin, Imperialism, the Highest Stage of Capitalism
Lenin (1870-1924) wrote this book in 1916, a year before his Bolsheviks took over Russia, turning it into the communist Soviet Union. He applies and adapts Marxism, which had been formulated in the mid-1800s, to the conditions of the early 1900s, when it was clear that socialism was not coming to be quite as Marx had predicted. We here summarize Lenin’s Preface, written a few years later, in which he presents his core themes.
Read Lenin’s Imperialism, the Highest Stage of Capitalism here. Summary by Stephen Hicks, 2021.