Beaver State BolshevismCommentary by Pete du Pont
October 30, 2002
When Lenin took control of Russia in 1918, his goal was to replace the market economy with government control of prices, wages and industry. Lenin said he would rather have the people of Russia starve than allow a private market in grain, and of course millions of them did starve for exactly that reason. The Soviet dream came to a disastrous end--famine, shortages, a lack of everything needed for life from food and freedom to employment and opportunity.