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 communisms alleged inevitability but rather from a series of coincidences and accidents that could have been otherwise.
|Other Independent Review articles by Paul R. Gregory|
|Spring 2018||One Day We Will Live without Fear|
|Spring 2009||The Ship of Philosophers|