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“We cannot give a characterization of socialism,” Lenin conceded in March 1918.

“What socialism will be like when it reaches its completed form we do not know, we cannot say.” But one thing was clear to them: Socialism could not resemble capitalism.

Petersburg were undermining the war effort against Germany and its allies.

In the countryside, however, the peasantry—some 120 million souls—had carried out their own revolution, deposing the gentry and establishing de facto peasant land ownership.

With the devastated country on the verge of famine, Lenin forced reluctant party cadres to accept the separate peasant revolution for the time being.

Leftist movements of various sorts had been common in European politics long before the revolution of Oct. 7 in the reformed Russian calendar), but Vladimir Lenin and his Bolsheviks were different.

They were not merely fanatical in their convictions but flexible in their tactics—and fortunate in their opponents.

Again and again, the effort to eliminate markets and private property has brought about the deaths of an astounding number of people.

Since 1917—in the Soviet Union, China, Mongolia, Eastern Europe, Indochina, Africa, Afghanistan and parts of Latin America—communism has claimed at least 65 million lives, according to the painstaking research of demographers.In the 100 years since Lenin’s coup in Russia, the ideology devoted to abolishing markets and private property has left a long, murderous trail of destruction...A century ago this week, communism took over the Russian empire, the world’s largest state at the time.Communism entered history as a ferocious yet idealistic condemnation of capitalism, promising a better world.Its adherents, like others on the left, blamed capitalism for the miserable conditions that afflicted peasants and workers alike and for the prevalence of indentured and child labor.The communist revolution may now be spent, but its centenary, as the great anticapitalist cause, still demands a proper reckoning.

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