In 2017, the legacy of the Russian Revolution is fiercely contested.
For "some"? Yeah for, say, Cuba's Castros and for Kim Jong Un. Also for those in academe who, despite the lessons of history, still adore Karl Marx and believe in his utopian fantasy of absolute equality.
For some, the revolution remains a symbol of liberation from oppression — proof that capitalism can be challenged and empires can fall. Some see it as a cautionary tale about how lofty dreams can turn to nightmares — and for others, the whole enterprise was poisonous and doomed from the beginning.