When Americans fear telling the truth, they lose liberty
On March 3, 1918, in Brest-Litovsk, Russia signed a treaty with Germany to end World War I. The heavy cost of the war and casualties increased mistrust for the imperial regime of Czar Nicholas II. Vladimir Lenin saw this as an opportunity for the radical socialists to start a revolution that would allow him to take control of Russia as a dictator, and build a socialist empire in Eastern Europe.
Lenin rose to power on a deluge of promises. He promised to give food and shelter to the starving cities. He told the peasants he’d give them land owned by the wealthy and convinced the Russians …