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kleinbl00 · 1782 days ago · link · · parent · post: veen’s reviews #2: Capital in the 21st Century by Thomas Piketty
Richard Pipes pointed out that the Bolshevik revolution was pretty much a small cabal of intellectuals channeling the discontent of the proletariat into replacing the monarchy with... a small cabal of intellectuals. And then the proletariat got rid of them, too because fuckin'A it's not like they were royalty or anything.