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The whole history of Europe during the past fifty years could have been changed had pacifism not been misapplied. After Lenin seized power in Russia the leader of the Socialist Revolutionary Party, which not only had a majority in the Constituent Assembly but controlled more regiments than the Bolsheviks, refused to put up any resistance. He said, "Russian blood must not be shed." If strong action had been taken then Lenin could have been thrown out and the loss of freedom in so many countries--half the world--prevented from happening.

-- Notebooks Category 11: The Negatives > Chapter 3: Their Presence in The World > # 441

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