Bukharin consideredPhilosophical Arabesquesas the most important of his prison writings. In its pages, he covers the full range of issues in Marxist philosophy-the sources of knowledge, the nature of truth, freedom and necessity, the relationship of Hegelian and Marxist dialectic. The project constitutes a defense of the genuine legacy of Lenin’s Marxism against the use of his memory to legitimate totalitarian power. It will be an essential reference work for scholars of Marxism and the Russian revolution and a landmark in the history of prison writing.
“Will be welcomed by those interested in the history of Marxism and the former Soviet Union, as well as those concerned to develop alternatives to global capitalism.”— Choice