Sometimes, while reading through Lenin, the most enjoyable moments are the endnotes. Brilliant stuff here, such as these following gems:
Neo-Kantianism – a reactionary trend in bourgeois philosophy preaching subjective idealism under the slogan of a return to Kantian philosophy.
Pragmatism – a subjective-idealist trend of bourgeois (mainly American) philosophy in the imperialist era. It arose in the seventies of the last century in the U.S.A. as a reflection of specific features of the development of American capitalism, replacing the hitherto prevailing religious philosophy.
Lenin, Collected Works, vol. 15, pp. 368, n. 18 and 387, n. 118.
Sadly, we seem to have lost the edge since then. Why? Perhaps we have lost sight of the fact that non-partisan philosophy is impossible, that, as Althusser liked to put it, philosophy is class struggle in theory.Of course, Althusser drew the idea from Lenin.