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Tuesday, October 24, 2017
The Black Swan of the Russian Revolution
go to Independent Review (note: behind a firewall) Like the collapse of the Soviet Union, the Russian Revolution caught almost everyone off guard. Contrary to Marxist-Leninist dogma, the Bolsheviks’ victory resulted not from communism’s alleged inevitability but rather from a series of coincidences and accidents that could have been otherwise.