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August 20, 2013 8:44 AM Daylight Video

By Ed Kilgore

73 years ago today, former Soviet War Commissar and exiled communist heresiarch Leon Trotsky was murdered in Mexico City by a Stalinist agent. With apologies to any Trotskyist who might be offended, I just have to post a video from the L.A. band Trotsky Icepick (when am I ever going to get a better news hook for them?). Here they are performing El Kabong in 2011:

Ed Kilgore is a contributing writer to the Washington Monthly. He is managing editor for The Democratic Strategist and a senior fellow at the Progressive Policy Institute. Find him on Twitter: @ed_kilgore.

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