Victims of Communism Centennial Commemoration
On a cold night in Petrograd, one hundred years ago, a small group of Red Guards seized the Winter Palace and installed the world's first communist government. The Bolshevik Revolution marked the beginning of a century in which adherents to communist ideology committed some of the worst and most widespread atrocities known to history. This November, we will gather to honor the memory of the more than 100 million victims of communism, to celebrate liberty where it has triumphed, and to further our pursuit of a world free from communism.
Niall Ferguson is a senior fellow at Stanford University’s Hoover Institution and a senior fellow at Harvard University’s Center for European Studies. A prolific writer specializing in finance, economics, and international history, he is the author of many best-selling and acclaimed books, including Civilization: The West and the Rest and, most recently, the first volume of the authorized biography of Henry Kissinger entitled Kissinger, 1923-1968: The Idealist.