We're told this morning that a senior member of the Labour shadow cabinet is working to bring about nationwide insurrection via mass industrial action over pay. To the extent that this constitutes direct action to destabilise the government, we are told by the (doubtless, legally qualified) journalists reporting - sorry, spreading the story, this might be illegal. I think I've got that right - although I have to admit that even my assumption might be flawed these days; I mean my assumption that getting it right still matters.
Anyway, somewhere in among the truth, truthiness, fake news and sheer fabrication that we might be facing here, there's the odd little fact that it's happening (in fact or fiction) in the public eye. I wonder if Lenin would ever have made it onto that sealed train to Petrograd if his advisers had been tweeting his intentions throughout. How would 1917 have played out, if they'd had access to today's range of screens, news sources and participant bystanders?