The “October Revolution” in Russia 100 years ago actually occurred in early November, as calculated by the modern (Gregorian) calendar the Soviets adopted after their revolution. By the Julian calendar still used by the Russian Empire, the revolution occurred Oct. 24-25, 1917. Calendars, aside, as we close in on the 100th anniversary of the advent of Communist rule it’s worth taking a moment to review that century’s legacy.
…and to remember there are still plenty of people — including at least one recent West Point graduate — who believe the system is still the answer for what ails society. Never forget where it really leads, though.