The question of Marx/Hegel is a distraction and one reason we have critiqued Marx is to liberate socialism from the quagmire into which Marx marched in his critique of Hegel. It is a fascinating history, well worth study, but not for constructing socialism. Hegel famous text is a sort eonic chinoiserie.
First what does our eonic model say: the appearance of Kant, and transcendental idealism is a key moment and an echo and recursion of Plato, perhaps, in a new advance, at the modern divide. Fine but…Hegel is a key moment in the eonic museum, but I suggest we bypass Marx and Hegel to arrive at socialism. Let us note that Schopenhauer is a good commentator and that he had a pathological hatred of Hegel, claiming that a whole generation ended up in confusion and that dialectic marred their ability to think. Who knows. But I doubt that Marxists can ever clarity this situation. But at least start with Plato/Kant, not Hegel. Kantian idealism is no obstacle to socialism and has no conservative implications.
Marx over-reacts and wishes to replace all this with economic fundamentalism. Who in the end is worse, Marx or Hegel. At some point we have to cross the street and not look back on the way to a new analysis of history and society.
Hegel mystifies the issue in a way that seems impossible to resolve. Plus the late Hegel is ugly and can’t even support abolition.. Small wonder Marx starts to tilt at Hegelian windmills. The eonic model often shows us these moments of tour de force. But we suspect we must arrive at a higher intelligence first, and be wary of dialectic.
Let us note that this is less true of Kant: his legacy is useful, and led to a beautiful descant on Kantian ethical socialism, with its own history up to the German revolution. A strain that provides a better approach to socialism than the intoxication of dialectic.
These elusive subjects are a menace to the simple logic of socialism which is a constitutional recipe system of finite steps to a new social construct.
A summary of Themes in Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel (1770–1831).