if the pen is mightier than the sword, why are words so impotent?

1992-Yeltsin ends supremacy of Communist Party, privatizes state-run enterprises, guarantees free press; businessmen, mobsters begin to take over economy, massive corruption sets in

that’s ehat i found. that’s what this internet timeline had to say about life in russia in 1992.

those words seem so small and inadequate. I know that historical timelines that begin in the 800s have to be small and inadequate.

Everything they say is true. But it was so much more.